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Maternal Deaths

Maternal Deaths Drop Sharply, But Only 9 Nations Meet UN Goal

Reuters | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents

BANGKOK, Nov. 12  -- Only nine countries have achieved a UN development goal of reducing the number of women dying before, during or after givin...

Maternal Deaths Fell By Nearly Half In Past 25 Years: World Bank

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

BANGKOK, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only nine countries have achieved a U.N. development goal of reducing the number of women dying before...

Charlotte Alfred

South Sudan's Conflict Is Killing Women Far From The Battlefield | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

KUAJOK, South Sudan -- After 48 hours of agonizing labor pains, Nyibol Garang’s family still refused to bring her to the hospital. So the 23-yea...

Charlotte Alfred

Inside A South Sudanese Maternity Ward | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

KUAJOK, South Sudan -- The new mothers in Kuajok hospital in South Sudan have overcome harrowing odds to stay alive. South Sudan has the highest ma...

Eleanor Goldberg

5 Predictions That Give Us Hope For Moms And Babies Around The World | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

Robert Reich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

As the sputtering economy casts more and more women into near poverty, they can't get the health care they need.

WHO: Maternal Deaths Rising In Some Of Wealthiest Countries

Agence France Presse | Nina Larson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact

Global maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but women in sub-Saharan Africa are still by far the most likely to perish while pregnan...

Maternal Health in India: Where We Are Today

Aparajita Gogoi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Aparajita Gogoi

We believe that every woman counts and where every woman despite her class, caste has the right to have a safe childbirth. Maternal health is a sound investment strategy and we believe that it is important to speak collectively, act quickly and bring about long-lasting change.

Top 2012 Highlights in Maternal Health

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Janna Oberdorf

As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to celebrate progress by looking back at some of the most memorable milestones and events of the past year.

WATCH LIVE: Saving Lives That Give Life

Dr. Ana Langer | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ana Langer

In fact, every 90 seconds a young woman dies unnecessarily when she is giving life. More than 90 percent of these deaths could be avoided, if all women had timely access to good quality care.

This International Women's Day Let's Aim to End Maternal Deaths

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Ninety-nine years ago, International Women's Day was founded to honor the accomplishments of women and to press for equality between men and women. Al...