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Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts Around Women’s Health To Mark International Women’s Day

The Guardian: International Women’s Day: the battle for better maternal health care in Uganda
Jackie Tumuheirwe, citizen reporter in Uganda

“…We will not meet the Millennium Development Goal for maternal health in Uganda, but we are making progress, and we are holding citizens’ hearings in a number of areas across the next few weeks to have a dialogue with our leaders and work together for better health for women and newborns…” (3/8).

Huffington Post: Midwives4All: Professionals Who Put Women First Have the Power to Change the Future
Margot Wallström, Swedish minister for foreign affairs

“…[O]n International Women’s Day, Sweden is speaking out in support of every woman’s right to a midwife. The midwifery profession and workforce have the power to save thousands of lives each year…” (3/8).

Huffington Post: This International Women’s Day, Stop Attacks on Women’s Health
Hal C. Lawrence III, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

“…International Women’s Day is about more than health care, of course. But we believe that access to care is an essential part of women’s health and an essential part of women’s equality. Let us stand together to Make It Happen” (3/6).

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