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2014-05-07 08:34:05

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has reached a 75% reduction in maternal mortality, reaching its UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target a full two years before the end of 2015, the deadline set by the UN, said a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO). The report said, "Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for dying of complications in pregnancy and childbirth."...

2014-04-29 08:38:07

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS UNVEILS NEW MOTHER'S DAY CAMPAIGN, EVERY 2 MINUTES NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each time a child is born, a mother is also born. Yet each day 800 women lose their lives bringing life into the world. That's one woman every two minutes. However, 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. This Mother's Day, Every Mother Counts (everymothercounts.org), the non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother is introducing...

2014-03-31 08:29:27

HAMILTON, ON, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - This Mother's Day weekend, ten communities across Canada will host fundraising walks to improve maternal health in the developing world, where childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls and women. In Ontario, "Steps to Deliver Change" Walks will take place in the communities of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Cambridge, Dundas, East Toronto, London, St. Jacobs, Stouffville, and Sudbury. Two Ontario high schools will...

2014-03-27 08:35:04

Major milestones showcase how West Health ecosystem is furthering technologies that can lower the cost of healthcare SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund announced that the assets of Sense4Baby, Inc., developer of a smartphone-based maternal/fetal monitoring system, have been acquired by AirStrip to further improve the quality of care for mothers and babies with innovative mobile solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not...

2014-03-27 08:34:33

New Advocacy Grants Will Strengthen Reproductive Health Rights in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of a multi-faceted $50 million reproductive health program to prevent maternal deaths and help more women freely and safely make decisions about when to have children. At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Michael R. Bloomberg committed $50 million to Family Planning 2020...

2014-02-21 08:26:12

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K-V Pharmaceutical Company ("KV") announced today that Gregg Raybuck, a healthcare veteran with extensive experience in women's and children's health, has been appointed President of the Company's newly created Maternal Health Division, which will focus on marketing and developing FDA-approved products that address pregnancy management. This comes as part of a broader reorganization of the Company's operations that has created two new business units -...

2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2014-01-23 16:24:30

Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of National Partnership for Women & Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two powerhouses that have been working for decades to improve the health of women, moms and families announced today that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Childbirth Connection was founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to...

2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...

2013-12-16 23:21:29

“I subscribed to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service because we badly needed this information” says Khalifan Ramadan, who is one of the 300,000 Tanzanian registrants the service counts after its first year. The implementing mHealth Tanzania Partnership team states that partnerships are key for an effective mHealth initiative. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Khalifan benefits from the well working integrated partnership model that is at the core...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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