Latest Maternal death Stories
A large regional hospital in Ghana saw a reduction in maternal and infant deaths after continuous quality improvement (QI) initiatives were put into place through a collaborative partnership.
Violent deaths are outpacing traditional causes of maternal mortality, such as hemorrhage and preeclampsia, and conflicts with intimate partner are often a factor.
With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate.
Pre-existing heart disease in pregnancy remains a concern.
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is scaling up its efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa.
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.
Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015.
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 Worldâ€™s Midwifery 2011, launched at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of...
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...
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.