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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...

2010-06-10 11:00:00

CALGARY, Alberta, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched this week, Global Voices for Maternal Health gives doctors, nurses and midwives worldwide a voice in how best to provide care to pregnant women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Hosted by Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Global Voices enables people on the maternal healthcare frontlines to discuss the problems faced, and identify healthcare solutions to decrease the number of women...

2010-06-08 07:19:00

Joins global leaders and advocates at the Women Deliver 2010 Conference to encourage action on maternal health, funding and human rights WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PSI Board Member and Global Ambassador Ashley Judd joined the Executive Director of UNFPA, Thoraya Obaid, the former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, and the Vice President for Africa of the World Bank, Oby Ezekwesi, calling on the global community to place...

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,...

2010-05-27 14:34:11

Governments and other organizations must intensify efforts to improve the health of women and children, particularly in the developing world where the lion's share of deaths occur, says Dr. Philip Baker, an internationally renowned medical researcher in obstetrics & gynecology. Baker is the lead author on a G8 positioning paper that included consultations with 20 of the world's leading medical experts on women and children's health. The academies of science of Canada, France, Germany,...

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...

2010-05-07 07:30:00

Maria Bello, Christy Turlington Burns, Malaak Compton Rock and Nearly 1,000 CARE Activists to Urge Lawmakers to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls Globally at Conference ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading humanitarian organization CARE today announced that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at its 2010 National Conference and Celebration event, May 11-12 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Clinton will join actress and...


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