Latest Maternal health Stories

2010-07-26 13:54:27

In the next five years, 11 million African women and children could be saved by creating near-universal availability of key life-saving interventions.

2010-07-07 12:39:18

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, an international alliance of groups working on maternal and child health argues that $US30 billion of additional funding is needed to save the lives of over 10 million women and children by 2015, but this estimate is misleadingly low because it leaves out crucial service delivery costs.

2010-06-24 07:00:00

-- With One Woman Dying Nearly Every Minute of Every Day in Pregnancy or Childbirth, CARE Asks World Leaders to Commit to $4 Billion Annually to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Globally -- WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE supports the Canadian government's prioritization of maternal and child health at the upcoming G8 Summit and calls on all G8 nations to come prepared to reach an agreement for concrete funding commitments to support health care interventions...

2010-06-22 15:43:48

In order to realize international health goals aiming to improve maternal health, recognition of women's full reproductive and sexual health rights is crucial.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-06-04 14:05:13

Report shows both mothers and newborns at risk.

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