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Pregnant and Vulnerable: Meeting the Needs of Women in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 10:04 AM

The following article was written by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

When crisis strikes, women continue to get pregnant and give birth, and they may face rising violence. Humanitarian aid to protect their sexual and reproductive health is urgently needed.

Even before the earthquake, Haiti...

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Pregnant Pakistani Women Endangered By Refugee Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2009 | 10:52 AM

By Bill Ryan

SWABI, Pakistan - Tajbibi was so weak by the time she got to the maternity clinic that the 19-year-old mother "fainted every time she had a contraction," recalled Bagh-e-Gul , the midwife who saved her life in a refugee camp here on June 3.

When the Pakistani...

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No Woman Should Die Giving Life

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2009 | 1:03 AM

This Mother's Day will be no different than any other day -- every minute a woman will die in pregnancy or childbirth. Nearly all of these women will die in Africa, Asia, or in the poorest countries of Latin America. Nearly all of these deaths will have been preventable.

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The Price of Polygamy In Ethiopia: 12 Wives + 78 Children = Trouble (VIDEO)

(112) Comments | Posted April 20, 2009 | 5:33 PM

OROMIYA, Ethiopia -- If you were to visit 65-year-old Ayatu Nure and his family at their compound in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia, you would probably find eight of Ayatu's 12 wives harvesting banana roots for dinner, while chasing after their combined 78 children. At first glance, this unlikely family...

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