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2011-06-24 08:47:00

ROCKFORD, Ill., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family & Demography Foundation, which represents World Congress of Families in Russia and the CIS - and is the organizer of the "Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and The Future of Humankind" (June 29-30) - has announced the launch of its latest project: The Life-Family Medical Centers Network. Medical Pregnancy Centers will be opened in all of the major cities in Russia and the CIS. The first 30 include centers in Moscow, St....

2011-06-22 16:14:35

Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the University of Southampton and 28 other organizations worldwide. The State of the World's Midwifery 2011 reveals new data confirming there is a significant gap between the numbers of midwives practicing and those needed to save lives. Southampton statistician and...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

38 of 58 Countries Surveyed Could Miss Their MDG5 Targets Without 112,000 More Midwives GENEVA/DURBAN, South Africa (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded by 2015, according to a major new report released here today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and partners. The State of the World's Midwifery 2011, launched at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives...

2011-05-10 13:51:00

ISTANBUL, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investments in young people, women's empowerment and reproductive health, including family planning, are critical to boosting least developed countries' productive capacity and speeding their escape from poverty, according to a new report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The report, "Population Dynamics and Poverty in the LDCs: Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Poverty Reduction", says that the world's 48 least...

2011-04-28 14:29:00

This Mother's Day, Honor a Special Mother in Your Life by Supporting Safe Pregnancy and Childbirth for Women Everywhere ATLANTA, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day, honor your mother and mothers around the world by showing you care about making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women everywhere. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of women die from complications during pregnancy or childbirth each year. Together, we can end these senseless deaths. Below is a list of...

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2011-04-14 08:45:00

More than 7,300 babies are stillborn every day. That's more than 2.6 million pregnancies each year ending in death, according a study published in The Lancet. The medical journal released a special series by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and some 50 organizations from 18 countries, giving a comprehensive estimate of the number of stillborns and how this impacts the world. The purpose of the series is to address the staggering stillbirth rates and causes for them in all...

2010-11-19 13:12:35

Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped construct an online interactive world map which gives stark facts and figures about the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and following the birth of their child. Social scientists Professor Zoë Matthews and Dr Sarah Neal are working in collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and the University of Aberdeen on a joint project worth in excess of £160,000 called...

2010-11-10 00:00:43

Grant to mHealth Alliance Supports Use of Wireless Networks and Devices to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality Washington, DC (Vocus) November 9, 2010 The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad, will commit US$1 million to support the Maternal mHealth Initiative. The commitment was announced during opening keynote remarks at the mHealth Summit, a three-day conference underway this week to explore ways mobile technology can increase the access, quality and efficiency of...

2010-11-08 07:00:00

Sense4Baby(TM )is non-invasive wireless device designed for fetal and maternal monitoring SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced the development of its first engineering prototype, Sense4Baby(TM), a non-invasive wireless device designed to make fetal and maternal monitoring more readily available to expectant mothers anywhere in the world, wherever cellular or Internet service exists. (Logo:...

2010-10-12 10:30:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego, a global health non-profit and Johns Hopkins University affiliate working to prevent the needless deaths of women and families, is among the first recipients of a U.S. innovation award for work in the developing world. Jhpiego received a Development Innovation Venture grant of $100,000 to continue its work in developing an inexpensive and reliable self-test for early detection of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, the U.S. Agency for...


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