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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...

2013-06-03 23:14:43

Merck has committed nearly $500,000 to help UNICEF improve the quality of healthcare for mothers and their children. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Merck, a longstanding partner of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, has committed nearly $500,000 toward UNICEF´s efforts to protect the lives of mothers and their children in South Africa through its Merck for Mothers initiative. With this support, UNICEF will help improve the quality of and access to low-cost, high impact solutions that...

2013-05-15 13:02:05

While global attention has for decades been focused on reducing maternal mortality, population-based data on other causes of death among women of reproductive age has been virtually non-existent. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that non-communicable diseases accounted for 48 percent of 1,107 investigated female deaths in rural Bangladesh between 2002 and 2007. The findings lend urgency to review global health priorities to address...

2013-05-14 13:13:31

Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ulrike Boehmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Boston University School of Public Health, is the first published ecological analysis...

2013-05-09 23:24:48

Nineteen of the top 20 highest maternal mortality rates by country are in Sub-Saharan Africa. BRAC is adapting its proven maternal healthcare model to countries in the region. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 For the occasion of Mother's Day this year, BRAC USA has launched "No Mother Stands Alone," a campaign to reduce maternal mortality through grassroots mobilization and entrepreneurship in countries most in need of better maternal health. The campaign invites all those who believe in...

2013-05-01 15:39:31

Results of a pilot study suggest that a virtual patient advocate (VPA) could help influence positive changes and help women have healthier pregnancies. Developed at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Northeastern University, "Gabby" is an innovative tool developed to deliver preconception care (PCC) to African-American women through interactive conversations online. The study results, which are published online in the American Journal of Health...


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