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 […]

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Science & Health (WNN) Washington DC, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: 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 […]

AFRICA: Traditional Chiefs in Zambia work to stop child marriage

AFRICA: Traditional Chiefs in Zambia work to stop child marriage

Lillian Banda – WNN Features (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: If recent developments are anything to go by, the campaign to end child marriages is steadily gaining momentum in Zambia. Since its launch in April this year with Zambia’s First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba, the campaign has received a rising amount of support from key […]

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN News Centre – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 (originally published 06 May) 6 May 2013 – Midwives can make the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women every year, the United Nations population agency affirmed today, recognizing their crucial role in improving maternal health, family planning and assisting during humanitarian emergencies. […]

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: […]