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2013-09-10 12:30:11

Ending preventable child and maternal deaths priority at High-level Regional Conference PANAMA CITY, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Promise Renewed for the Americas conference today, 26 Ministers of Health from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven international partners signed the Declaration of Panama pledge to end all preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. The Declaration of Panama is a call-to-action for the region since no mother or child's health should be...

2013-08-27 16:24:11

PANAMA CITY and WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal and child mortality significantly over the past two decades. But many mothers and children continue to die from preventable causes, particularly in low-income and marginalized populations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/DC70222LOGO-a) To address this problem, a high-level conference is being convened in Panama City, September...

2013-07-18 16:23:40

THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE concert event on 1 June raised funds and awareness for 84 different non-profit organizations working for girls and women NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CHIME FOR CHANGE, the global campaign for girls' and women's empowerment founded by Gucci, is pleased to announce that THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE concert event has helped raise funds to support 210 projects for girls and women across the globe. After VAT, the concert raised $3.9M USD to support...

2013-05-25 23:02:14

Long-time spokesperson Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with The Draw Shop to create a video that raises awareness of a debilitating and shame-inducing medical condition that affects women in developing countries. (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 It´s an issue few people want to talk about: obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that affects approximately 2 million women in the developing world. Women who suffer this injury give birth to stillborn babies 90% of...

2013-05-23 08:27:18

Tragic health condition affecting more than 2 million women worldwide "hidden in plain sight" SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May, 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, Direct Relief is intensifying its decade-long efforts to prevent and expand life-restoring surgical treatment for the estimated two million women - overwhelmingly in developing countries - who suffer from the devastating birth injury. For more than...

2013-02-27 08:27:55

Initiative will expand access to contraceptives for 27 million women in low-income countries LOCATION, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented group of public and private sector partners has finalized an agreement that will make Jadelle®, an effective, long-acting, reversible contraceptive implant, available to more than 27 million women in the world's poorest countries at a more than 50 percent price reduction over the next six years. The Jadelle Access Program -...

2013-01-25 09:39:10

Quality sexual and reproductive health care is an essential component of public health. However, there are insufficient evidence-based policies related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries. In an effort to address the research gap, faculty from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health led a project to identify research priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in these countries. The results, which are based on input from...

2012-10-24 11:25:10

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and UNICEF have officially refuted erroneous AIDS prevalence figures published by some international media. In its official statement, UNICEF said, "..we wish to dissociate ourselves from such erroneous information published by the press, and to refute it, because UNICEF never alluded to any data statistics on HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea." UNICEF said that a...

2012-10-10 07:28:49

ROME, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Many preventable deaths occur during pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world where maternal mortality ranges from 200 to 2,000 per 100,000 live births. Moreover, for each woman who dies, an estimated 16 to 30 survive avoidable complications, often miserably," said Professor Gamal Serour, President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the most recent Initiatives for the prevention and...

2012-10-09 07:27:10

ROME, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Despite recent progress, the targets set by the United Nations to reduce between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio - known as Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 - are far from being achieved," said Professor Hamid Rushwan, Chief Executive of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the LOGIC (Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact and Change)...