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2011-12-23 23:55:00

Project HOPE says health education has been driving force in rebuilding healthy and stable lives for women and children in post-tsunami Indonesia and in helping rebuild shattered health care system. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Maternal and Child Health Programs Empowering Communities for Better Health Global NGO Project HOPE says health education has been the driving force in rebuilding healthy and stable lives for women and children in post-tsunami Indonesia, and in helping to...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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