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2010-12-23 00:00:55

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014. United Nations, New York (Vocus) December 22, 2010 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) beyond...

2010-12-15 16:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=10a230c4-008f-46c2-8270-5ce2f7a0da3a# Village clinics are transforming maternal and child health care in Niger. Despite being one of the world's poorest countries, in recent years Niger has made remarkable progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals - a set of actions committed to by the world's nations in 2000 to combat poverty by 2015. A key...

2010-12-08 00:57:18

On Tuesday 7 December 2010, maternal health professionals from Africa and Asia will be attending a workshop in Liverpool to discuss the effects of "ËœMaking It Happen', a programme with a life-saving training package for health care providers at its heart. Participants will share successes and lessons learned from this maternal and newborn health intervention, to better determine how the programme can be scaled-up. Supported by the UK's Department for International Development...

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...

2010-11-12 12:42:41

Mutual accountability on women's and children's health goals essential to Millennium Development Goal success This year, governments, foundations, businesses, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and health care professional associations publicly pledged more than $ 40 billion* to improve maternal and child health and save million of lives. How do you ensure that they will live up to these commitments? One way is to bring all of the stakeholders together -- from...

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:...

2010-10-08 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,...

2010-09-23 10:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Millennium Development Goals Summit comes to a close in New York, CARE is urging the international community to continue the momentum and act on their promises. After months of negotiations, governments agreed on an Outcome Document outlining specific recommendations on how to move forward on the MDGs. Although it does not list specific funding commitments, it calls for annual progress reports, plus another special MDG summit in 2013....

2010-09-22 13:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Australia Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year public/private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the numbers of women and...


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