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Showing posts with label moms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label moms. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Maternal Health: On the Mind and In the Media

Mother’s Day may be over, but our work to improve mothers’ health isn’t!

Check out what we’ve been reading here at EngenderHealth—a selection of our favorite articles on and around Mother’s Day.
  1. In the Huffington Post, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reminds us that even strong mothers need continued support in reproductive health care.
  2. New estimates from the United Nations reveal a near 50% decline in annual maternal deaths between 1990 and 2010.
  3. Ms. Magazine explains why celebrating birth control on Mother’s Day isn’t as counterintuitive as it sounds.
  4. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof highlights the plight of women living with fistula. EngenderHealth has also provided nearly 20,000 fistula repairs around the world to date.
  5. In Newsweek magazine, philanthropist Melinda Gates unveils her new crusade and why she’s making family planning her “signature issue.”
  6. Women Deliver celebrated the lifesaving work of midwives on May 5, the International Day of the Midwife.
  7. USA Today discusses the U.S. ranking in the annual report on the State of the World’s Mothers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Support Women's Health with the Global MOMS Act!

Having a baby should be among a woman's most joyous moments in life. Unfortunately, for many women around the world, childbirth can be dangerous and even deadly -- for both mother and child.

The Global MOMS Act will expand access to maternal health services and greatly reduce maternal mortality.

In 2000, the U.S., along with 191 countries, pledged to meet the Millennium Development Goals, including targeting a 75 percent decrease in maternal mortality, by 2015. The Global MOMS Act will help fulfill the pledge, as well as help countless mothers worldwide get quality health care services. For some moms, this act will be the difference between life and death.

No woman should have to put her life or health at risk during pregnancy or childbirth, and all newborns should have a healthy start in life. Tell your members of Congress to support the Global MOMS Act and fight for women's health around the world. Click here!