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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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Protecting Women's Right to Life
Sep 21, 2010 Women’s Feature Service gets in conversation with Jill Sheffield, founder-president of Women Deliver; a New York based non-profit organisation working to educate the public on maternal mortality and protecting the women’s right to life.
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Maternal health: What Indian women want
Aug 20, 2012 Understanding women’s level of satisfaction with the health services is critical for improving the quality of service, says a study by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the UK-based London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Aberdeen.
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Save the Children: Unintended pregnancy, the biggest driver of teenage mortality
Jul 06, 2012 Mistimed pregnancy is the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide, with one million dying or suffering serious injury, infection or disease due to pregnancy or childbirth every year, says a new report by Save the Children.
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Innovative contraception to benefit South Asian women
Jul 18, 2012 Lakhs of women in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia could benefit from a more accessible and affordable contraceptive injection. The drug, Depo-SubQ Provera 104, is a version of the intramuscular Depo-Provera contraceptive injection — a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone, which is injected in the buttock or upper arm muscle.
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Demand-side financing boosts maternal health in Bangladesh
Jul 20, 2012 Demand-side financing (DSF), a program to reduce the financial barriers faced by poor women in accessing maternal healthcare, has been successful in decreasing maternal mortality rates in Bangladesh. Under this initiative, poor pregnant women receive vouchers that entitle them to free maternal health services, transport subsidies, and a cash incentive for giving birth with the assistance of a qualified maternal healthcare provider.
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Boat clinics bring down maternal deaths in India’s north-east
Oct 11, 2012 The boat clinic services, an initiative of the Centre for North East Studies (C-NES), have brought healthcare to the doorstep of the most vulnerable communities living in river islands of Assam in India where access to hospitals is a far cry.
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Midwives saving countless lives in Afghanistan
Oct 19, 2011 Amidst all odds, newly trained midwives are providing basic healthcare to over 20,000 mothers and children every month across five districts in Afghanistan. The country faces highest number of maternal deaths in the world.
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Poor women and healthcare in South Asia
Apr 07, 2009 World Bank releases a report: Sparing Lives: Better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia. It highlights the enormous challenges faced in addressing inequalities in reproductive health and the need to break away from the cycle of poverty to achieve the MDGs.
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Preventing maternal mortality in India
Oct 23, 2009 No Tally of the Anguish, a Human Rights Watch report documents the state of pregnant women in northern India and the failure of institutions to identify and address the gaps in healthcare. It recommends timely investigations, targeted interventions and healthcare accountability for achieving MDG on maternal health.
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Saving the lives of Afghan mothers and newborns
Oct 27, 2009 UNICEF-supported maternity waiting home programme in Afghanistan aims to save the lives of mothers and newborn babies by bringing skilled prenatal and postnatal care to women in remote areas. Maternal mortality rates in the country are among the highest in the world.
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Poor facilities causing maternal deaths in Afghanistan
Oct 29, 2009 In Badakshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan, survival of women while giving birth depends merely on a chance. Lack of awareness, poverty and poor infrastructure are the main reasons for high mortality rate in the embattled country.
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Afghanistan trains thousands of new midwives
Nov 09, 2009 Afghanistan's capacity to address the issue of infant and maternal mortality has taken a remarkable turn for the better in the past few years. Decades of war had left the country’s health system in complete disarray.
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Many Indian women still dying giving birth
Oct 13, 2008 With thousands of women dying across the country each year due to pregnancy related problems, maternal mortality in India is still a cause of worry, says a new UNICEF report. It warns that if the country were to achieve its MDG, it must address critical social and economic factors.
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New tool to analyse maternal deaths
Oct 14, 2008 Maternal deaths in India can now be audited with a new tool developed by UNICEF. Known as the Maternal and Perinatal Death Inquiry and Response (MAPEDIR), the tool can be used to find high-impact, local interventions that ensure safe deliveries.
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Global index reflects state of women and children worldwide
Jul 13, 2011 State of the World’s Mothers 2011 report by NGO Save the Children, uses the Mothers’ Index to compare the well-being of mothers and children in 164 countries. The index uses various health, educational and economic indicators for women and children across the globe.
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TV series educates on women's rights
Mar 04, 2009 A tele-serial made by UNICEF is promoting rights-based empowerment of women in India. Reaching more than 50 million viewers on national television, the entertainment-education drama series highlights issues of social and gender discrimination through characters that overcome real life odds.
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Online chat to highlight maternal health issues
Mar 20, 2009 The UN Millennium Campaign and Women’s eNews will raise awareness of the number one killer of young women in developing countries, despite promises by world leaders to take urgent action to end this crisis. Join experts from Africa and Asia on March 25, 2009 to be part of the discussion.
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Video on Indian mother wins Webby
May 07, 2010 ‘In Silence’, a documentary based on an Indian woman who died during childbirth, which was produced by Human Rights Watch has won the Webby People's Voice Award. HRW has urged the Indian government to take action on women's basic human rights to life, health, and non-discrimination to improve their condition.
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New software to check maternal mortality in Tamil Nadu, India
Feb 17, 2011 A software will soon be used in Primary Health Centres in the state of Tamil Nadu India to keep tabs on the mother throughout her ante-natal period and the child until the age of one year. The software will generate a unique number will be generated for every pregnant woman to maintain a record of their weight, scan results, anemia and nutrition details.
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