Latest Maternal death Stories

2008-09-21 15:50:00

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday that 536,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth every year, often due to lack of emergency obstetrical care.

2008-08-28 15:01:07

Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, said the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in Switzerland. A three-year investigation by the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health was presented Thursday to WHO Director General Dr.

2008-08-15 00:00:37

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat High Court has asked the state health department to provide details regarding the number of doctors posted in its Primary Health Centres (PHC), the trained nurses and facilities available for delivery.

2008-08-11 12:01:13

UNICEF today thanked the North York General Hospital Foundation, The Canadian International Development Agency, Canada Company and the Toronto Garrison Officers Ball for their generous contribution to help women and children in Afghanistan.

2008-07-27 06:00:16

Text of an article by Seddiq Zaliq in English entitled: "Public health services lacking in rural areas", published by independent Afghan newspaper Kabul Weekly on 23 July Infant and maternal mortality rates are still high across the country despite claims by the Public Health Ministry that 85 per cent of the population has access to health care.

2008-07-04 00:00:28

By Shailvee Sharda LUCKNOW: First it was Nankai, who delivered a still born in Mohanlalganj. Then it was Rajdai, Alimun Nisa, Ketaki. The list of pregnant women who suffered when in dire need of medical attention can go on and on. No wonder just 29 per cent women go in for institutional deliveries.

2007-09-11 06:00:53

By Lawoyin, Taiwo O Lawoyin, Olusheyi O C; Adewole, David A ABSTRACT Innovative and effective options toward reducing maternal mortality rates in African nations must include the active participation of all stakeholders.

2007-04-24 12:00:14

By Sidlik, Rakefet; Sheiner, Eyal; Levy, Amalia; Wiznitzer, Arnon Abstract Objective. The primary objective of this study was to characterize the delivery outcome of parturients with congenital heart defects (CHD), from maternal and from neonatal perspectives. Study design.

2006-08-31 14:45:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Caesarean delivery more than triples a woman's risk of dying in childbirth compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study from France.

2006-03-27 18:05:00

Hemorrhage and high blood pressure are the leading causes of maternal deaths in poor countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to research published on Tuesday.

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