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2013-09-26 09:50:17

10 inexpensive, proven systems could slash death toll by 1.2 million Ten health care innovations, if brought to scale immediately in low-resource countries, could have the potential to save the lives of some 1.2 million mothers and children in 2015. Right now the annual global death toll of mothers and children under 5 is 6.9 million. Between 2016-2020, these innovations have the potential to save the lives of nearly 7.5 million women and children. The ten, identified by...

2013-09-23 23:02:54

Funds Will Ensure Delivery of Essential Services and Commodities to Help Save Millions of Lives and Position the Global Community to Achieve MDGs 4 and 5 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Today, the World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway announced a collective total of USD $1.15 billion in funding over the next three years to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and to ensure...

2013-09-09 23:04:07

Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third annual International Family Planning Hero Award. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Women in the U.S. and around the world lost an unwavering champion back in June. Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third...

2013-06-17 23:22:47

Two innovative women owned global businesses are teaming up to provide relief to 24 of Africa's poorest countries. This is a first step toward cutting the red tape and bureaucracy from saving women's and children's lives around the world. Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Maternova Research, a newly formed non-profit affiliate of the award winning Maternova, Inc., is partnering with Flight for Every Mother (FFEM) to amplify the voices of clinicians battling maternal mortality in 24...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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