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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...

2010-10-08 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Business and community leaders, dignitaries and philanthropists joined forces to celebrate advancements in the health and rights of women globally on Thursday, October 7 at the Americans for UNFPA Awards for the Health and Dignity of Women. Award winners included super-model and film maker Christy Turlington Burns, renowned philanthropist Teresa Heinz and corporate media trailblazer Patricia Fili-Krushel from Time Warner. The ceremony took place at Espace,...

2010-09-22 05:00:00

- Progress against key targets is encouraging; more is possible with renewed determination - NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A strategy to inspire the world to fulfill promises to save the lives of millions of the world's most marginalized, impoverished and under-served children and women will get significant backing from major humanitarian organizations. Kevin Jenkins, president of World Vision International, will address the global leaders convened to launch the United...

2010-09-20 15:40:01

New report by international child-focused agency cites lack of access for under-served households Global efforts to tackle millions of preventable child and maternal deaths will fail to extend gains unless world leaders act now to pour more healthcare resources directly into families and communities, according to a new World Vision report launched today. "The Missing Link: Saving children's lives through family care" examines how the resources invested to achieve Millennium Development Goals...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- One thousand women die daily due to pregnancy related causes and the majority of Americans (75%) believe that reducing these deaths should be a priority of President Obama and his Administration, according to a study just released by Americans for UNFPA, conducted by Harris Interactive(2). Further, over eight in ten agree that lack of adequate healthcare is one of the most serious global issues facing women (82%). To view the multimedia assets...

2010-09-17 05:00:00

New report by international child-focused agency cites lack of access for underserved households NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global efforts to tackle millions of preventable child and maternal deaths will fail to extend gains unless world leaders act now to pour more healthcare resources directly into families and communities, according to a new World Vision report launched today. "The Missing Link: Saving children's lives through family care" examines how the...

2010-09-16 13:23:00

-- CARE Calls on Governments to Increase their Financial Commitments to Meet the U.N. Millennium Development Goals -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the humanitarian organization CARE announced that it will invest $1.8 billion to expand its maternal, newborn and child health programs to more than 30 countries in five years. This investment will deepen CARE's commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at reducing child and maternal...

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2010-09-16 06:06:31

Maternal mortality fell more than 33 percent in nearly two decades, according to a report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). The vast majority of these deaths occurred in developing nations within Africa and South Asia, the health agencies reported Wednesday. Despite the improvement, the rate of progress fell well short of targets set under the 2015 U.N. Millennium initiative of a 75 percent reduction in maternal mortality....

2010-09-08 10:59:00

-- Delegation of Lawmakers and Advocates, Including Christy Turlington Burns and Jenna Bush Hagar, Explore Ways to Improve U.S. Policies Related to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Ethiopia -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle will travel this week to Ethiopia to lead a high-level delegation Learning Tour with lawmakers and advocates to explore long-term U.S. government investments in maternal, child and newborn health. Through...

2010-07-26 13:54:27

In the next five years, 11 million African women and children could be saved by creating near-universal availability of key life-saving interventions, according to The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and the Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010). The Countdown report estimates that these interventions -- antenatal care, emergency care at the time of birth, post-natal care, treatment of childhood illnesses, and immunization, among others -- will cost an additional...


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