UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNAIDS) UN General Assembly, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Unveiled at the 5th Women Leaders Forum […]

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women – Huffington Post – Friday, 08 August 2014 (originally published 07 Aug) Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary road map for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Some 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists […]

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

IRIN – WNN Science and Health (IRIN) New York, NORTH AMERICA: Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.  There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

Dropping trends in maternal mortality still show greater needs for women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN): UNITED NATIONS, New York, N.Y.: The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates released today by the United Nations, which stressed that greater progress is still needed in significantly reducing maternal deaths. The report, entitled Trends in Maternal Mortality: […]