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Better Antenatal Care Could Avoid Unnecessary Maternal Deaths In South Africa, Report Says

News outlets report on a recently released Amnesty International report on maternal health in South Africa. The Guardian: HIV stigma causing avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, says Amnesty “Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because of well-founded fears that their HIV status…

Polio Risk Growing In Pakistan, Conflict Zones In Middle East

News outlets report on the growing risk of polio in Pakistan and conflict zones in the Middle East. Deutsche Welle: Conflict and polio “Polio is on the rise in countries at conflict, such as Syria and Iraq. The disease was eradicated there 14 years ago. But regional conflict and a…

IntraHealth’s Board Chair Discusses New Obstetric Fistula Initiative In Mali

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: New Partnership Will Bring Holistic Fistula Care to the Women of Mali Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer for IntraHealth International, interviews Louise Winstanly, chair of the Board of Directors of IntraHealth International, about a new initiative addressing obstetric fistula in Mali (10/16).

Blog, Other Posts Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following posts address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. American Civil Liberties Union’s “Free Future”: Treat Ebola as a Public Health Issue, Not a National Security Matter (Stanley, 10/15). Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa’s “Updates”: Peter Piot on Ebola and Maternal Mortality…

U.N., World Bank Leaders Urge World To Invest In MCH At Summit

News outlets report on the final day of the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, held last week in Canada. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Maternal Health Summit: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, Urges Canada To Boost Foreign Aid “The secretary general of the United Nations is calling on Canada to…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Address MCH Issues Raised By Recent Summit

The following editorial and opinion piece address issues raised by the recent Saving Every Mother Every Child summit. Globe and Mail: Don’t try to separate abortion from maternal health “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has positioned Canada as a world leader in improving the health of mothers and children in developing…

Pakistan Should Implement Strong Laws Preventing Child Marriage

The Guardian: Pakistan’s slow but steady progress on ending child marriage Mohammad Zia-ur-Rahman, founder and chief executive of the Awaz Foundation Pakistan “The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), one of Pakistan’s most influential religious and constitutional bodies, has announced that girls are ready for marriage the moment they reach puberty.…

Number Of Latin American Children Crossing Into U.S. Is ‘Urgent Humanitarian Situation,’ Obama Says

Washington Post: Obama calls wave of children across U.S.-Mexican border ‘urgent humanitarian situation’ “President Obama on Monday declared a wave of unaccompanied children across the U.S.-Mexican border an ‘urgent humanitarian situation’ and directed federal agencies to coordinate a response to provide housing and other services…” (Zezima/O’Keefe, 6/2).

Melinda Gates Reflects On RMNCH, Debate Around Abortion

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Reflections on My Recent Travels Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on RMNCH (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health) and issues surrounding access to abortion (6/2).

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