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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.

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...

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.

2011-03-01 19:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Mwangi, CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier African travel operator: Tour de Jambo Africa, wears many hats as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Operating Officer of the World Donors Organization as well.

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.

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.

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 ‘Making It Happen’, a programme with a life-saving training package for health care providers at its heart.

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.

2010-11-12 12:42:41

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.


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