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 […]

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 […]

Content, partnerships now trump technology in global mHealth

Content, partnerships now trump technology in global mHealth

Jonah Comstock – MobiHealth News – Thursday, 13 December 2012 (originally published 07 Dec) Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of […]

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: […]

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Deauville, FRANCE : “I came here to stand up for the voiceless mothers of Africa,” says thirty-one-year-old Ugandan nurse midwife and woman’s advocate Esther Madudu at Global Meeting 2011 of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in Deauville, France. She begins with murmured conversations dying down to hear […]

Sanitary padding the political discourse

Sanitary padding the political discourse

Mona Hakimi – Times Live via WomensNet – Thursday, 20 January, 2011 (originally published 16 Jam) There is little doubt that making sanitary towels accessible to girls and women who cannot afford them would promote gender equality. The 28-day cycle that the majority of women go through is tied up with the cycle of poverty […]

UN Launches World Campaign to Save 16 Million Mothers and Children

UN Launches World Campaign to Save 16 Million Mothers and Children

WNN Features in partnership with The Guardian Global Development Network /AP A worldwide campaign to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years will be launched by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, today with around $40bn already pledged by governments and private aid groups. The global strategy for women’s […]