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Women Deliver

Tragedy in Uganda and a Rare Opportunity to Deliver for Africa's Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

These past few weeks especially, Kampala has been on my mind because amidst the grief over recent events there is an amazing opportunity. The city is host to the 15th African Union Summit.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Afghanistan is now ranked second worst in the world when it comes to maternal mortality. But there is hope on the horizon.

Maternal, Newborn and Infant Mortality: Global Leaders Must Act

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

At this G8 Summit, it's time we started to put an end to maternal, newborn and infant mortality. Every day, nearly 1,000 women and 22,000 children under five will die in a world where most of these deaths are entirely preventable.

To G8 Leaders: Stand and Deliver for World's Women and Children

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Nimatallah

This year's G8 Summit will focus on the needs of the most impoverished women and children, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

On the Eve of the G8: Waiting for the Rubber to Hit the Road

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

As we held the closing plenary at the Women Deliver conference just weeks ago, I thought we CAN deliver. It's time to move above the fray and get serious about improving maternal health worldwide.

Jennifer Beals: What a Feeling!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Jennifer Beals is the iconic symbol of the 1980s -- big hair, leg warmers and a feline body, star of Flashdance. But the Jennifer Beals of 2010 has morphed into an activist.

Global Women and Children's Health in the 21st Century: the Case for a Comprehensive Approach

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

A convergence of health services is an approach far more comprehensive than simply merging maternal and newborn health.

UN Plan for Women's Health Lacks Key Component: Women's Rights

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

The UN plan is certainly well-timed. Unfortunately, it's missing the one element that will make it work. Medical causes of maternal death are inextricably linked to human rights.

Let Women Deliver For Us All

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

This study should drive us to do more: to advocate for necessary policy changes and to push for funding increases for maternal health. We know progress is possible.

Ali Larter Is Ready to be a Hero for Women and Girls

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Ali Larter, the luminous star of TV shows such as "Heroes" and films including "Legally Blonde" and "Obsessed" is also a newly minted advocate for reproductive rights for women and girls.

Improving Upon the UN-led Action Plan for Maternal and Child Health

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
World Vision

World Vision's analysis shows that the deaths of 2.5 million children could be prevented each year.

A Lesson in Power by World Leaders

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Pettifor

It's not often that you get to sit in the same room with a group of world leaders and hear their wisdom, ideas and experiences at the personal and political levels. I've just enjoyed that privilege. And the world leaders were all women.

A New Vision for the Health of Women and Children

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melinda Gates

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, it is incredibly moving to hold a healthy baby in your arms. But tens of millions of women never get to experience that moment of beauty.

Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Maternal mortality is a crisis without borders. Women die in rural African villages, crowded slums in Bangladesh, and even in hospitals in the U.S., where a poor woman's risk of maternal death is greater than in 40 other countries.

Women Deliver Promises Hope Around the World

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

In a cavernous convention center in the heart of the Nation's Capitol, thousands of people have gathered to celebrate the role of women in the well-be...

Women and Power

Helen Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Clark

The knowledge and expertise is available to significantly improve the lives of women the world over. What we need now is the global will to make a difference.

Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: Celebrating Progress, Continuing the Fight

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Make no mistake: a special focus on women and girls is not an aberration on the global agenda, for it is quickly emerging as the secret to unlocking humanity's potential in securing a more stable and sustainable future for all.

Investing in Women and Girls: A Focus on Health, Advocacy and Innovation

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

In less than two weeks, the world's leading voices on advancing the lives and livelihoods of women and girls around the world will come together for the 2010 Women Deliver Summit.

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...