Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Ethiopia is Saving Mothers and Children

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Science & Health (WNN/TRF) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Pregnancy-related deaths in Ethiopia have fallen by nearly two-thirds, making it the African country that has most successfully lowered its maternal mortality rate thanks to its lifesaving investment in female health workers and girls’ education, Save the Children said […]

Burma / Myanmar dry zone shows clear climate change impacts

Burma / Myanmar dry zone shows clear climate change impacts

IRIN – UN news and analysis for – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Bagan, BURMA/MYANMAR, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Myanmar’s central “dry zone”, home to a quarter of its 58 million people, is falling short on food production, pushing local people into hunger, malnutrition and debt. “Getting food is a headache for us every day,” said 30-year-old Kyi Htay […]

Solomon Island children & families severely impacted by floods

Solomon Island children & families severely impacted by floods

WNN Breaking (WNN) Honiara, Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, OCEANIA: Prolonged heavy rainfall on the heels of a tropical depression on April 3, 2014 has resulted in severe flooding in the Solomon Islands capital city of Honiara in the island of Guadalcanal. Included throughout the total region that encompasses 300 separate islands and 74 different languages. […]

Global relief workers need our support too

Global relief workers need our support too

Ana P. Santos IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis for WNN – Women News Network – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support (clinical and social assistance to ease mental suffering) for local aid workers who […]

United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

United Nations jumps in with crowd-sourced data solutions to global crisis

IRIN – UNOCHA Humanitarian News and Analysis – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Dakar, SENEGAL, WESTEN AFRICA: Difficulty reaching conflict or disaster-hit communities slows down aid delivery, hampers assessment and can lead to groups in remote areas being left out of the aid equation altogether. But new technology, while not a panacea, is helping to remove […]

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 […]