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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...

2010-07-12 11:27:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gestational diabetes mellitus, known as GDM, is defined as glucose intolerance that typically occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. It causes complications in as...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

-- With One Woman Dying Nearly Every Minute of Every Day in Pregnancy or Childbirth, CARE Asks World Leaders to Commit to $4 Billion Annually to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Globally -- WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE supports the Canadian government's prioritization of maternal and child health at the upcoming G8 Summit and calls on all G8 nations to come prepared to reach an agreement for concrete funding commitments to support health care interventions...

2010-06-17 09:08:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, announced today the 16 winners of their Young Champions competition - the first-ever international fellowship to focus on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health. Each Young Champion, selected through an Ashoka's Changemakers.com online competition and a rigorous interview...

2010-06-16 15:00:00

-- New Case Study Highlights CARE's Model Program that Led to a 50 Percent Reduction in Maternal Deaths -- WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today led a briefing on Capitol Hill to bring critical attention to the dire maternal health situation facing millions of women around the globe. Representative Granger just returned from a CARE Learning Tour to Peru, a comprehensive, multi-day trip where she gained firsthand knowledge of the maternal...

2010-06-07 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, and CARE International announced today at the Women Deliver Conference an agreement to enhance collaboration on maternal health programs in more than 25 countries. This unique collaboration will bring together UNFPA's effective work with national governments and CARE's expertise in engaging local communities. "No woman should die giving life. Through collaboration we can make a bigger...

2010-06-04 14:05:13

Report shows both mothers and newborns at risk A lack of skilled attendants at birth accounts for two million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each year, according to the newly released Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010). The report shows that nearly 50 percent of women in the 68 countries carefully tracked in the Countdown report "”most of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia"” still give birth without the aid of a trained midwife,...

2010-05-13 13:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In April, Virilion launched a digital promotion effort to support the documentary film, "No Woman, No Cry," produced by Christy Turlington Burns. The film explores the powerful stories of at-risk women during their pregnancy in four parts of the world. The digital effort, which includes the website www.everymothercounts.org and a presence on Facebook and Twitter, is a platform to engage people to help women survive pregnancy and reduce maternal...

2010-05-12 09:16:00

- First Comprehensive Maternal Health Legislation to Improve the Health of Women and Newborns Around the World - WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE applauds the leadership of Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) who last night introduced the Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes While Maximizing Successes Act in the United States House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation - also known as the GLOBAL MOMS Act - would improve access to life-saving care...