New report highlights global midwife shortage

New report highlights global midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and newborn deaths. The […]

International Women face Maternity Protection Discrimination

International Women face Maternity Protection  Discrimination

Lisa Schlein for VA – WNN Science & Health Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: A new report by the International Labor Organization finds the large majority of women workers, at least 830 million, does not have adequate maternity protection and continue to face discrimination in the labor market. Despite progress in maternity protection, ILO officials say […]

Celebrating The Unsung Hero In Your Delivery Room

Celebrating The Unsung Hero In Your Delivery Room

Frances Ganges – Huffington Post – 06 May 2014 (originally published 05 May) It is 6 am in Tanzania. Ruka gets up as she does every morning, feeds her chickens and then walks the short distance to the health center. Ruka is the only midwife working at the small health center, which is a few […]

Congo's Hero Women: Creating a Different Future

Congo's Hero Women: Creating a Different Future

Neema Namadamu – Huffington Post – 22 April 2014 (originally published 18 Apr) I was born in a very remote area in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) called the High Plains of Itombwe in South Kivu Province. I was actually the fourth child born to my parents, but the first […]

Healthy Mothers, Healthy World

Healthy Mothers, Healthy World

Betsy McCallon – Huffington Post – Friday, 10 May 2013 (originally published 09 May) White Ribbon Alliance welcomes the report by Save the Children into the state of the world’s mothers. It’s another strong reminder that we must invest in women and girls if we are to have healthy societies. Providing the right health care […]

A Global Sisterhood of Motherhood

A Global Sisterhood of Motherhood

WNN – World News Portal HuffPost – GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD – “One Story, One World” – Monday 7 January, 2013 Imagine how the world would change if we saw every mother as a sister. If we extended to every mother the same empathy, care and concern for her health and happiness that extend to our own […]