Tag Archives: maternal mortality

Bill calls for U.S. to integrate comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to global efforts

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Imagine if a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program comprised an integral part of the U.S. global health response. Funding would be authorized and services would be available to build a continuum of care that would promote voluntary family planning information and resources where unmet demand  exists, provide comprehensive sexuality education, link contraceptive services to […]

`Fresh' U.S. strategy on MDG goals

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The Obama administration today released a government-wide strategy on a subject that previously had drawn little high-level attention from Washington – the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs. Much like National Security Strategy documents put together by a succession of U.S. administrations, Obama’s MDG strategy serves as more of a framework of principles, rather than giving […]

Improving Maternal Health in Africa

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood joined with several other health and development organizations to host a panel discussion on maternal health in Africa on Capitol Hill today.  The forum was moderated by African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) board member and journalist Carol Jenkins. […]

Link Between Maternal Mortality & HIV "Laid Bare"

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The Lancet today published a new analysis of maternal mortality data, in which the authors document greater progress in reducing maternal deaths than previous examinations. They also highlight the role of HIV in preventing even more significant gains in saving mother’s lives. The authors estimate there were 342,900 maternal deaths globally in 2008, down from […]