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 […]

“New” Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

“New” Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

Denis Foynes – IPS  News – Wednesday, 17 August 2011 (originally published 09 Aug) UNITED NATIONS, Aug 9, 2011 (IPS) – A United Nations report on Iraq says the human rights situation there remains fragile, and huge development challenges loom as the country transitions out of a near decade-long conflict. The report claims the 2,953 civilian deaths […]

New UN Population Report Reveals Planet Changing in More Ways Than One

New UN Population Report Reveals Planet Changing in More Ways Than One

Vicky Markham, Center for Environment and Population (CEP) – RH Reality Check – Friday, 27 May, 2011 (originally published 26 May) The United Nations Population Division just released a new report on projections for world population growth, with somewhat surprising findings. It said that the global population – rather than stabilizing as experts previously thought […]

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

Smoky Mountain News – Thursday, 3 February, 2011 (originally published 26 Jan) A United Nations expert on women’s human rights is investigating why Native women face the highest rates of sexual and physical assault of any group in the U.S. Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will visit the Eastern Band […]

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Friday, 19 November, 2010 A new November 2010 report by WHO – the World Health Organization and UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Hidden Cities – Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings,” shows that urban poverty can impact health statistics worldwide. Today’s urban cities are […]