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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...

2010-04-20 08:28:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and grant making organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, has awarded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF a grant of $250,000 to support an innovative program to reduce maternal mortality in Southern Sudan. The grant will provide motorcycle ambulances and improved maternal health care in five states of the...

2010-04-07 13:57:00

International and Local Speakers to Focus on Campaign to Reduce Preventable Deaths of Women and Mothers; NY State Ranks 47th in Terms of Maternal Deaths Among All States NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International, in partnership with The Riverside Church and the NAACP NY State Conference, will host a special public town hall forum with Amnesty International leaders from around the world in New York City (April 19) to spotlight a new campaign to reduce preventable...

2010-03-24 14:04:00

Human Rights Organization Calling for National Action to Combat Rising Pregnancy-Related Complications and Deaths NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today pointed to new government figures showing the highest-ever rate of Caesarean sections as more evidence the United States needs to adopt guidelines for the use of obstetric procedures to begin reversing rising pregnancy complications and maternal deaths. (Logo:...

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2010-03-23 06:35:00

In a message to mark World Water Day, UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said on Monday that more people die from unsafe water than all types of violence, including war. Ki-Moon said that the deaths from unclean water are an upset to our humanity, and undermine the efforts of many countries to reach developmental potential. "Day after day, we pour millions of tons of untreated sewage and industrial and agricultural wastes into the world's water systems," he said. Clean water has become a scarce commodity...

2010-03-22 13:23:00

Organization Says Passage of Health Insurance Reforms Should Spur Action to Ensure That Every Birth is Safe for Pregnant Women NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that health insurance reform legislation has passed, President Obama and Congress must urgently turn their attention to ensuring quality maternal care for every American woman to reduce rising deaths and complications during pregnancy and childbirth, Amnesty International said today. (Logo:...

2010-03-11 23:09:00

51 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:08:00

41 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:07:00

40 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:06:00

50 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...


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