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

March 6, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Britain’s first ‘male mother’: Man born a woman is first in UK to give birth despite having sex change

February 13, 2012

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The man had hormone treatment to reactivate his womb He is one of only five ‘male mums’ in the world The baby is thought to have been delivered by cesarean section By Fiona Macrae Last updated at 10:49 PM on 12th February 2012 Expecting: World’s first male mum Thomas Beatie – born Tracy Lagondino – […]

India: Male Activists Enhance Pre and Postnatal Care

January 28, 2012

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By Manipadma Jena Male Health Activists at a strategy session. Credit:Manipadma Jena/IPS BHUBANESHWAR, India, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – The primitive Juang tribe in remote Nola village on Chandragiri hill experienced its first three institutional childbirths only a month ago. Credit for the safe deliveries goes to Malay Ranjan Juanga, a ‘male health activist’ (MHA) […]

India: Male Activists Enhance Pre and Postnatal Care

January 28, 2012

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By Manipadma Jena Male Health Activists at a strategy session. Credit:Manipadma Jena/IPS BHUBANESHWAR, India, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – The primitive Juang tribe in remote Nola village on Chandragiri hill experienced its first three institutional childbirths only a month ago. Credit for the safe deliveries goes to Malay Ranjan Juanga, a ‘male health activist’ (MHA) […]

Special report Chemical warfare: the horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides

September 5, 2011

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Barry Estabrook1st September, 2011 Carlos Candelario was born without arms and legs. His mother had been exposed to a cocktail of toxic pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes   The ‘Immokalee babies’ were born with severe deformities after their mothers were each exposed to pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes. Barry Estabrook reports on the case that shocked the […]

Special report Chemical warfare: the horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides

September 5, 2011

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Barry Estabrook1st September, 2011 Carlos Candelario was born without arms and legs. His mother had been exposed to a cocktail of toxic pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes   The ‘Immokalee babies’ were born with severe deformities after their mothers were each exposed to pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes. Barry Estabrook reports on the case that shocked the […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women

July 25, 2011

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July 17, 2011By ADAM NOSSITER Sven Torfinn for The New York TimesClinics like this one in Tumbu have been jammed since Sierra Leone ended some fees in 2010. More Photos » WATERLOO, Sierra Leone — The paramedic’s eyes were bloodshot, his features drawn. Pregnant women jammed into the darkened concrete bunker, just as they had […]

In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women

July 25, 2011

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July 17, 2011By ADAM NOSSITER Sven Torfinn for The New York TimesClinics like this one in Tumbu have been jammed since Sierra Leone ended some fees in 2010. More Photos » WATERLOO, Sierra Leone — The paramedic’s eyes were bloodshot, his features drawn. Pregnant women jammed into the darkened concrete bunker, just as they had […]

AFGHANISTAN: The worst place to be a mother

July 12, 2011

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Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRINGulzada, 37, reached Bamyan hospital, central Afghanistan, after a seven-hour journey on foot and by car before giving birth to a baby boy KABUL, 12 July 2011 (IRIN) – Authorities are striving to improve health conditions for women in Afghanistan, where maternal mortality and female life expectancy indicators are the worst in the […]

Born at a checkpoint

July 6, 2011

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Photo: Kobi Wolf/IRINIt is estimated that 10 percent of pregnant Palestinian women were delayed at checkpoints while travelling to hospital to give birth (file photo) LONDON, 5 July 2011 (IRIN) – For three years now a UK medical journal, the Lancet, has been working with Palestinian health professionals and researchers to document the effects of […]