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Posts Tagged with ‘maternal mortality’

Jill, Women Deliver

World Contraception Day: Family Planning is More Than Smart Economics

By: Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver and Elisabeth van der Steenhoven, Director of WO=MEN, a network of organizations promoting gender equality in the Netherlands In just a few weeks, th...

Howard, UNFPA

Increasing trend of U.S. mothers dying during pregnancy

Though it's important to reduce maternal mortality worldwide, let's not forget to address the needs of mothers in the U.S. The Lancet recently released news that the global maternal mortality has d...

Mary, Co-Founder, All Our Lives

It affects us all: Maternal healthcare

Though many politicians in the U.S. believe that maternal healthcare is unnecessary, maternal healthcare should be universal and guaranteed for every woman. Last year, the US debate over health ref...

Claire, Ashoka

Technology to aid women in labor

A new technological platform called Ushahidi could be used to help women in labor experiencing complications all over the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to tho...

Claire, Ashoka

Do men belong in the maternal health movement?

Though many mistakenly believe maternal health to only be an issue pertaining to women, it's an issue that society as a whole needs to address. When we talk about maternal health, it’s easy to ca...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Videos on how maternal mortality affects communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community. These videos, by different human rights organiz...

Gill, IPPF

Girls Count, Women Matter

In these turbulent times of financial crisis, rising food prices, climate change and political instability, it is women and girls who will be disproportionately affected, particularly poor women in po...

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