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U.N.’s Ban Calls For Global Commitment To Improve Women, Children’s Health

U.N. News Centre: Ban kicks off meeting to boost commitment to ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ initiative “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has gathered senior leaders from around the world for a meeting that began [Thursday] in New York on ways to step-up commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents…

TB Needs To Be Addressed In North Korea, U.N. Report Says

UPI: United Nations: 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis “The U.N. said 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis and the health crisis urgently needs to be addressed in the isolated country. In its ‘DPRK Humanitarian Needs and Priorities 2015 Report,’ the international body said tuberculosis is posing enormous…

U.N. Secretary General Urges International Community To Commit To Ending Obstetric Fistula

U.N. News Centre: Marking International Day, U.N. urges world to seek end of obstetric fistula ‘in our lifetime’ “Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the…

Partnerships Can Help Women With Fistula Access Treatment, Care

Huffington Post: We Can Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula. Let’s Do Both. Catherine Murphy, director of digital marketing for Mercy Ships “On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the global health community paused to stand with the more than two million women around the world who live with the untreated…

Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry Of Health, World Bank Aim To Improve Country’s Maternal Health

The Guardian: Kyrgyzstan strives to make inroads on poor maternal health record “…Kyrgyzstan has the highest maternal mortality rates among Eastern European and Central Asian countries, and is way off track to meet the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal mortality, which aimed to reduce by…

FGM Prevalent In Some Parts Of Iran, Study Shows

The Guardian: Female genital mutilation practiced in Iran, study reveals “The first authoritative study into female genital mutilation in Iran has found the practice is being carried out in at least four major provinces while officials are silent on the matter…” (Dehghan, 6/4).

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