News tagged with maternal mortality

Dramatic drop in maternal mortality in Gambia

Long-term research collaboration has helped reduce maternal mortality in the Gambia to less than half its previous level over 14 years. However, the country is still facing numerous challenges in terms of ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Maternal deaths on the rise in the United States

The United States is among just eight countries in the world to experience an increase in maternal mortality since 2003 – joining Afghanistan and countries in Africa and Central America, according to a new study by the ...

May 02, 2014
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Falling short of the mark on maternal health in Pakistan

The clock is ticking on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline approaches. For University of Alberta researcher Zubia Mumtaz, that raises a lot of questions about her area of research—matern ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Maternal mortality: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage

The new report, "Maternal Mortality in France," coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's and Children's Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Action needed with Burma maternal, child health

As a regional neighbour to Myanmar, the Commonwealth Government has recognised Australia has a responsibility – and the capacity – to help alleviate poverty in the developing nation. Australia is also ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Understanding India's rape crisis

On Sept. 13, a judge sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and resulting death of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi, and the verdict sparked public demonstrations in support. That brutal cri ...

Sep 23, 2013
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