Browsing All Posts filed under »Childbirth«

Motherland Afghanistan

May 15, 2012


One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father’s works as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul’s recently renamed Laura Bush Maternity Ward and then in an isolated provincial hospital, where patients […]

To Save Mothers, Let’s Lower 5 Basic Risks

May 10, 2012


WeNews commentator Thursday, May 10, 2012 Eighty percent of all maternal deaths globally can be attributed to five basic risks. Let’s do more to treat hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labor. (WOMENSENEWS)–While working in remote Papua New Guinea last year with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres my team and I heard about […]

U.S. Moms Die at Higher Rate than Irish, Italian

May 9, 2012


By Samantha Kimmey WeNews correspondent Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Scandinavian nations continue to dominate the annual healthy motherhood rankings by Save the Children. This year Niger came in last, just behind Afghanistan. The United States rose six spots because of girls’ access to education, not better health. (WOMENSENEWS)–Pregnancy and motherhood can bring joy and or […]

She braves bullets to bring healthcare to women

May 3, 2012


Reblogged from kracktivist The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can’t conceal the thrill of her job – trying to change the face of maternal health in conflict-torn districts of Odisha. Spanning a journey across the boondocks of north Odisha’s […]

Akshaya Tritiya: Hotbed of child marriages

April 27, 2012


On the auspicious day of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, thousands of child brides become victims of early marriage in India. Chaitra Arjunpuri Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 Child marriage dates back to India’s ancient period [EPA] “I am one of those unfortunate Hindu women whose hard lot is to suffer the unnameable miseries entailed by the custom […]

World Bank must re-evaluate its strategies to cut maternal mortality

March 6, 2012


Deaths in childbirth would drop further if the bank cut fees and expanded grants in its spending on reproductive health Posted by Elizabeth Arend Tuesday 6 March 2012 Children hold placards during a campaign in Freetown against maternal deaths in Sierre Leone, which has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. […]

Revealed: The best and worst places to be a woman

March 4, 2012


An Independent on Sunday investigation to mark International Women’s Day unearths some surprising results… Sarah Morrison Sunday 04 March 2012 When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair. A British […]