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Mullahs promoting family planning in Afghanistan
Mar 03, 2010 Afghan religious leaders have joined community and health workers to explain the importance of spacing out births as a necessary step for providing both mother and child a chance at good health. They are delivering messages during Friday prayers also distributing stocks when clinics remain closed.
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India launches campaign to stop maternal deaths
Mar 08, 2010 Play Your Part, a nationwide campaign has been launched to bring families and communities together to prevent thousands of maternal deaths every year in India. According to the latest official data, the north-eastern state of Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate at 480 per 100,000 live births.
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Myanmar: Unsafe abortions leading cause of maternal mortality
Mar 15, 2010 The latest survey by UNICEF shows that Maternal Mortality remains persistently high in Myanmar and complications arising from unsafe abortions are the third leading cause of maternal death. While there have been gains in last two decades, a lot remains to be done.
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Silent emergency on maternal deaths: Play your part
Apr 12, 2010 70,000 women die due to pregnancy related causes leaving behind many orphans every year in India, reveals a finding released on Safe Motherhood Day. White Ribbon Alliance in association with Jamia Hamdard organised a human chain encouraging youths and elders to join a movement to stop maternal deaths.
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Indian maternal deaths video nominated for Webby
Apr 19, 2010 In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India, a video produced by Human Rights Watch with award-winning Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has been nominated for the prestigious Webby award. The film documents the dangers faced by women in India, where more than 60,000 pregnancies end each year in preventable deaths.
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India at top on maternal mortality and under 5
May 04, 2010 State of the World’s Mothers Report released by Save the Children has placed India at 73rd on ‘Best place to be a mother’. Highlighting the grave state of under 5 and maternal mortality it recommends increase in investment in training of health workers and improving access to basic health-care services.
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Every 30 minutes, one Pakistani woman loses life
May 07, 2010 At a workshop on Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) to prevent maternal mortality, participants revealed that in Pakistan one woman dies every 30 minutes due to reproductive complications and inaccessible healthcare. They called for greater civil society and media involvement for safe motherhood.
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Mothers in rural India face multiple discrimination
May 10, 2010 A study by Banaras Hindu University has revealed that women living in rural parts of the country and in slums are still facing hardship and neglect. It points to issues of literacy, health, gender discrimination and social backwardness as the main hurdles to women's empowerment.
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Cash incentives reduce infant mortality
Jun 04, 2010 The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme launched in 2005 by Government of India has showed positive result. The institutional delivery rates of ‘low perfoming states’ has gone up and has reduced the infant mortality rate in the states. The success of the policy would have implications in global health policies.
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Maternal health in Afghanistan needs more than healthcare
Jun 10, 2010 According to the WHO, people living in the Badakhshan province of northeastern Afghanistan are facing hurdles in accessing healthcare facilities due to rugged terrain and lack of roads. Reaching healthcare centers becomes even more difficult during winters, floods and avalanches, which leads to increase in maternal mortality.
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Suicide major cause of WRA deaths in Nepal
Jan 22, 2010 Suicide has emerged as a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age group in Nepal, according to a study conducted by the Department of Health Services. The study was carried out in eight districts representing different ethnicities and levels of development.
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Maternal mortality rate appalling in Bhutan
Jun 17, 2009 A new report released on maternal and child health in Bhutan reveals that many women die due to pregnancy related complications. The report recommends creating a supportive environment for women by educating, empowering and providing them with proper healthcare.
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Afghanistan and Pakistan move slow on family planning
Jun 26, 2009 Promoting family planning is an uneasy task for health officials in conservative areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Experts are of the view that lack of awareness and strong cultural and religious taboos hamper women's access to health centres.
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Campaign for safe motherhood in India
Jul 02, 2009 Almost a quarter of the world’s maternal deaths occur in India and some states have alarmingly high rates, reveals a new report released this week in the national capital. A people-led campaign found that quality healthcare was essential for bringing down the number of deaths.
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Save motherhood
May 04, 2010 Women on the Frontlines of Healthcare, published by Save the Children in commemoration of Mother’s Day focuses on the critical shortage of health workers in the developing world and the urgent need for better access to health services, and investments in health workers training.
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A report on trends in maternal mortality
Sep 20, 2010 WHO in partnership with World Bank, UNICEF and UNFPA has estimated maternal mortality region wise and globally in their report called Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990-2008. The report says that maternal mortality has dipped by a third worldwide.
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Remote Nepali women plead for better reproductive care
Jul 29, 2010 More then 95% of the women living in remote districts of Nepal are forced to give birth at home which often proves fatal for them. Although the government has initiated programmes that pay women to deliver in hospitals, the time taken to travel is backbreaking.
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'Stories of Mothers Saved' launched in India
Aug 20, 2010 White Ribbon Alliance launched ‘Stories of Mothers Saved’ a multimedia campaign with support of UNFPA in India's national capital yesterday. It showcased powerful and moving tales of woman who survived childbirth due to key action taken by woman and their community.
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Audit to gauge maternal mortality in India
Sep 01, 2010 Accurate data on maternal mortality will be made available by an audit conducted by the Union health ministry. The figures will not only review MDG 5 in India but also will prove vital in framing appropriate policies for maternal health.
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India: Maternal mortality plummets, still highest in the world
Sep 17, 2010 A significant decline in Maternal Mortality Rate in India is no reason to rejoice as the country still, witnesses the highest number of women deaths during childbirth. A report by UN agencies says India's average annual decline in maternal mortality is 2.3% against the required 5.5%.
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Afghanistan easy on maternal health despite funding
Sep 30, 2010 A UNICEF study ranks Afghanistan as world’s “worst place to be born” given the state of high maternal, infant and child mortality rates in the country. The performance on this front has been sluggish despite decades of funding by the donors.
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Health crisis in conflict affected Myanmar
Oct 21, 2010 In eastern Myanmar, which comprises of around half a million IDPs, health conditions of women and children are dire amidst the ongoing conflict, a US based NGO finds out in its survey.
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A model law on maternal care for Latin America
May 07, 2010 The government of Equador formulated the Law of Free Maternity and Child Care, which has reduced to a great extent the maternal mortality rate, also creating a humane health care system. Under the law, finances for healthcare facilities for pregnant women, during labour and postnatally is provided.
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Philippines: Midwives to strengthen maternal health
May 26, 2010 Philippines has decided to start a pilot programme in collaboration with UNFPA to train midwives in life-saving skills and to administer crucial drugs in order to reduce maternal deaths.
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African leaders urged to focus on MDGs
Jul 21, 2010 A week-long 15th Ordinary African Union summit is being held in Kampala focusing on “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa”. With the MDGs deadline just five years away, only partial success has been achieved and the summit calls for an emphasis on women and children to spur development.
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Paying high price for free maternal care
Jul 27, 2010 In Zimbabwe, many women are forced to pay high fees for maternal health services that are free under government policy, due to the revision of revenues by institutions. Health workers also warn that it is driving them to herbalists that expose infants to unnecessary life threatening conditions.
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UN to prioritise women, child MDGs at Summit
Sep 14, 2010 Even after ten years since the inception of Millennium Development Goals, women and child related MDGs have not received adequate attention and their progress has been inconsistent. The United Nations has, therefore, made these goals its prime focus during the upcoming MDG review summit in New York.
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Maternal deaths fall by third globally
Sep 16, 2010 UN estimates reveals that fewer women dying from pregnancy-related causes, but 1000 still die a day and more needs to be done to achieve set targets.
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MDG Summit concludes with pledge to deliver promises
Sep 23, 2010 MDGs related to maternal mortality, reproductive health, water and sanitation were under the spotlight on the concluding day of MDG Review Summit held at the UN headquarters in New York. World leaders highlighted the need to reach out to the poor and most vulnerable to achieve the goals by 2015.
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Poverty, tradition propel early marriage customs in Zambia
Dec 22, 2010 UN Population Agency report on northern Zambia highlights the complexity of gender paradigm in the social order where poverty and tradition push about 70 % of teenage girls into under age marriage and early pregnancy. It makes implementation of social security and health measures difficult and shoots up the rate of maternal mortality.
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