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Maternal Health To Be Focus At UNGA Meeting; Shortage Of HCWs Disproportionately Affects Women

News outlets report on international efforts to improve maternal health.

The Guardian: U.N. chiefs urged to give up seats for civil society groups at maternal health talks
“A global network of maternal health advocates are calling on the heads of U.N. agencies to give up their seats to civil society leaders at next week’s high-level meetings in New York. The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) wants what it calls the ‘usual suspects’ to offer up their places at often closed discussions during the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA), which would give civil society representatives a global platform to talk about the issues that directly affect their work and their countries…” (Ford, 9/19).

Huffington Post: Global Health Care Crisis Disproportionately Affects Women In Developing Countries And ‘Urban Poor’
“The disparity in the number of health care workers between the developed and developing world is having an unintended consequence on pregnant women…” The article provides links to two HuffPost Live discussions on the shortage of health care workers (Gebreyes, 9/18).

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