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Fistula – Another Blight on the Child Bride

April 20, 2012

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By Zofeen Ebrahim Bano and her cleric husband campaigning against child marriage. Credit:Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS KARACHI, Pakistan, Apr 13, 2012 (IPS) – It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow out through […]

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. […]

UGANDA: Too many deaths in childbirth

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 14:49 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) – Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. According to the latest […]

UGANDA: Too many deaths in childbirth

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 14:49 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) – Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. According to the latest […]

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 […]

Maternal Deaths Against Constitutional Rights

July 9, 2011

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UGANDAMaternal Deaths Against Constitutional RightsBy Rosebell Kagumire An elderly woman holds up a poster at the Constitutional Court where the maternal health case was postponed. Credit:Rosebell Kagumire/IPSBuy this picture KAMPALA, Jul 8, 2011 (IPS) – When Valente Inziku’s wife, Jennifer Anguko, went into labour they had decided she would go to the local referral hospital […]