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2011-09-21 12:14:08

International efforts to address maternal and child health challenges appear to be working, yet few countries will meet Millennium Development Goals for maternal mortality and child mortality With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics...

Despite Over 20,000 Deaths Daily, Child Mortality Rate Is Falling
2011-09-16 05:16:27

   UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study this week showing the mortality rate of children under the age of five years old has fallen to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, Reuters is reporting. Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO explains, “This is proof that investing in children´s health is money well spent, and a sign that we need to accelerate that investment through the coming years.”...

Pregnancy Outcomes Can Help Predict Long-term Health In Women
2011-09-14 09:44:13

  The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine looks at pregnancy as a window for future health "A woman's pregnancy outcome can be an indicator of future health conditions," stated George R. Saade, M.D., president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Saade gave a compelling presentation to SMFM members on the links between pregnancy outcomes and women's long-term health. He...

2011-06-27 13:58:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathfinder International, a global leader in sexual and reproductive health, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has chosen Dr. Purnima Mane to be the next president and CEO, effective January 2012. Dr. Mane is a distinguished diplomat, leader, manager, academician, social activist, author, and performing artist, who has been a life-long champion of sexual and reproductive health and women's rights. She brings nearly 30 years...

2011-06-22 16:14:35

Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the University of Southampton and 28 other organizations worldwide. The State of the World's Midwifery 2011 reveals new data confirming there is a significant gap between the numbers of midwives practicing and those needed to save lives. Southampton statistician and...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

38 of 58 Countries Surveyed Could Miss Their MDG5 Targets Without 112,000 More Midwives GENEVA/DURBAN, South Africa (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded by 2015, according to a major new report released here today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and partners. The State of the World's Midwifery 2011, launched at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives...

2011-05-10 13:51:00

ISTANBUL, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investments in young people, women's empowerment and reproductive health, including family planning, are critical to boosting least developed countries' productive capacity and speeding their escape from poverty, according to a new report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The report, "Population Dynamics and Poverty in the LDCs: Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Poverty Reduction", says that the world's 48 least...

2011-04-28 14:29:00

This Mother's Day, Honor a Special Mother in Your Life by Supporting Safe Pregnancy and Childbirth for Women Everywhere ATLANTA, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Mother's Day, honor your mother and mothers around the world by showing you care about making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women everywhere. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of women die from complications during pregnancy or childbirth each year. Together, we can end these senseless deaths. Below is a list of...

2011-03-01 19:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Mwangi, CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier African travel operator: Tour de Jambo Africa, wears many hats as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Operating Officer of the World Donors Organization as well. This organization was started to allow those less fortunate to receive the aid and the human rights they deserve, through programs implemented in the countries of need as well as monetary aid. WDO is getting ready to set...


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  • To talk saucily.
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