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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...

2010-09-16 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Millennium Development Goals Awards (MDG) will once again take center stage in the capital of the world. The ceremony raises awareness about the critical work of the United Nations and honors the exceptional endeavors of select national governments, world and civic leaders and celebrities who are taking a stand and are contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals. The MDG goals include poverty, health, HIV/Aids, empowering women,...

2010-09-16 05:00:00

World Vision urges action on child and maternal health at 2010 United Nations General Assembly in New York NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As world leaders gather for the 65th United Nations General Assembly, they will review progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in 2000 to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Leading humanitarian agency World Vision, whose projects reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries, will be present to...

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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....

2010-09-15 16:44:49

Amos Channon from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and colleagues outline the complexities of urban advantage in maternal health where the urban poor often have worse access to health care than women in rural areas. They used improved methods to measure urban poverty in 30 countries, and found substantial inequalities in maternal and newborn health, and in access to health care. The authors outline two main patterns of urban inequality in developing countries, and offer...

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...

2010-08-27 09:24:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From August 30 to September 1, more than 600 maternal health experts will gather in Delhi, India, for the Global Maternal Health Conference 2010, the first international technical conference devoted exclusively to maternal health. Hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth and the Public Health Foundation of India, the conference aims to increase consensus and coordination around the evidence, programs, and advocacy needed to...

2010-08-04 15:05:01

Press release from PLoS Medicine An innovative community-based maternal health delivery strategy (MOM"”mobile obstetric medics) implemented among internally displaced ethnic communities in eastern Burma was associated with substantially improved access to a range of essential maternal health services, such as a ten fold increase in the proportion of women in delivery attended to by health staff trained to provide emergency care. The outcomes of this programme are discussed in a paper by...

2010-08-04 14:18:03

A community-based maternal health delivery strategy known as the MOM Project (mobile obstetric medics) dramatically increased access to maternal health care services for internally displaced woman in eastern Burma, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Among the findings, the study showed a ten-fold increase in the proportion of women assisted at delivery by workers skilled in providing emergency obstetric care, including preventing...

2010-07-28 13:29:47

In our Editorial this month the PLoS Medicine editors argue that the time has come to integrate prevention and treatment of HIV into maternal and child health care programs. Although tackling HIV is a priority within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) it is not specifically included in the MDGs for reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. A more integrated approach is needed, says the Editors, recognizing maternal and child health and HIV as concurrent crises. The...


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