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Birthing centres improve women's lives in rural Nepal
May 28, 2010 The UNICEF supported maternal health programme, in Humla, has led to the establishment of birthing centres and training of several skilled birth attendants and community mobilisers. The initiative has helped to create awareness on critical maternal and newborn health issues and made life better for pregnant women and new mothers.
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India observes National Safe Motherhood Day
Apr 11, 2013 According to the 2011 census data, the national average of maternal mortality has come down by 17 per cent in India.
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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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Nurturing early childhood
May 18, 2009 State of the World’s Mothers 2009, the tenth annual report of Save the Children focuses on the inextricable link between the well-being of mothers and their children. The report provides effective solutions to early education challenges and the need for strategic policies in carrying out proven programmes.
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'Lack of access to food has triggered other threats'
Oct 16, 2009 Chronic under-nutrition is increasing the risk of mortality among women and children, says Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF. On the occasion of World Food Day nations must invest wisely in nutrition interventions and renew their commitments to climate change and resource based conflicts, she adds.
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Providing newborn healthcare in cholera-hit Haiti
Dec 13, 2010 Concern, a non-governmental organization in Haiti, supported by UNICEF is providing education and awareness to mothers about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding and infant care. The programme operates in camps for Haitians displaced by the January earthquakes. Concern also promotes hygienic practices to check the spread of cholera.
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WHO lists 30 top medicines to save mothers and children
Mar 22, 2011 The World Health Organisation announced its first ever list of essential medicines to protect the lives of mothers and children in developing countries. The list of top 30 medicines includes drugs that treat postpartum haemorrhage, pneumonia, high blood pressure and STDs among women, and diarrhoea, malaria and AIDS-related illness among children.
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India: Criminal charges against people seeking accountability for maternal deaths
Jan 11, 2011 District officials in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh used criminal proceedings against peaceful protesters seeking answers for maternal deaths in a public hospital. Human Rights Watch is pushing authorities to drop charges and establish an effective mechanism for the redressal of health services related grievances.
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The moods of a mother
May 15, 2012 Amidst the usual bonhomie that surrounds 'days', a mall in Delhi utilised the opportunity presented by Mother's Day to give shoppers a quick lesson in art. Curious people stopped to touch, feel and stare at the dozens of masks that adorned the mall for three days.
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