Food scarcity is putting the lives of 352,000 pregnant women at risk, and it could harm the health of 2.2 million women of childbearing age who are in urgent need of assistance and protection, according to UNFPA.
Food scarcity is putting the lives of 352000 pregnant women at risk

At two-year mark, Yemen’s conflict takes heavy toll on women and girls | UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

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“It’s the individual client care that is the hallmark of midwifery that really makes the profession so rewarding."

Tina Johnson, the interim director of midwifery practice, education and global outreach for the American College of Nurse-Midwives explains how to become a midwife:
Its the individual client care that is the hallmark of midwifery that

How to become a midwife

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Healthy Newborn Network's ongoing series on #MidwivesVoices is a great reminder that #MidwivesMatter so much for maternal health around the world.
Healthy Newborn Networks ongoing series on MidwivesVoices is a great reminder that

Telling Our Story: A 'Midwife With a Boat' Who Is Making a Difference - Healthy Newborn Network

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The program saves 200 women and newborns every month.
The program saves 200 women and newborns every month

How an 'Uber for pregnant women' is saving lives in Tanzania.

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Do you know a midwife who is working to make a difference for the world’s mothers and babies? Help tell her story!

In the lead-up to this summer's International Confederation of Midwives triennial Congress, Healthy Newborn Network is sharing stories about midwives who are leaders in their field and champions for newborns.
Do you know a midwife who is working to make a difference

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The New York Times - Modern Love podcast shares the story of one American mom's decision to embrace risk, get pregnant in Djibouti, and according to the Somali proverb, open "the mouth to her grave."
The New York Times Modern Love podcast shares the story of one

Modern Love: The Podcast | "A Child of Two Worlds"

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After my first son was born, about 20 years ago, I had an epiphany. When my mother arrived at the hospital to meet the baby, I said to her, “Mom, this is my midwife. She delivered my baby!” My midwife stopped me and said, “No, Ricki. You delivered your baby. I helped you.”
After my first son was born about 20 years ago I had

The Truth About Why Ricki Lake Shifted From Talk-Show Host To Women's Health Icon

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Utilizing UN Human Rights Mechanisms for RMC

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How can country decision makers decide which measures matter most when it comes to tracking progress in maternal health?

The Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) monitoring framework outlines core indicators and allows countries to choose other indicators—related to distal social and systemic determinants of maternal health —best suited to their setting's unique maternal health...
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Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Towards Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: Highlights from CUGH 2017

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Investing in the health, education, and well-being of adolescents leads to benefits for them now, benefits in their future adult lives, and benefits for their children and their countries.

Join the World Bank's discussion LIVE as we make the case for investing in our future today:

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Investing in the health education and wellbeing of adolescents leads to benefits

New World Bank event: Generation Now: How Investing in Adolescents Today Can Change the World of Tomorrow

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Join representatives from the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Center for Health, Human rights and Development, RODA - Roditelji u akciji, and El Parto es Nuestro/El Parto es Nuestro - Ecuador in an interactive, 90-minutes webinar on utilizing United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms to advance your Respectful Maternity Care efforts.

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Utilizing UN Human Rights Mechanisms for RMC

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Investing in the health, education, and well-being of adolescents leads to benefits for them now, benefits in their future adult lives, and benefits for their children and their countries. With more than 1.2 billion adolescents globally, it is time to be bold and invest smart.

Join us tomorrow, April 20 at 11AM ET as we make the case for investing in our future today.

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in this Voice of America - VOA interview, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Uganda's Faridah Luyiga explains how a "general lack of lifesaving commodities" is taking the lives of moms and babies in rural Uganda.
in this Voice of America VOA interview The White Ribbon Alliance for

Looming Health Care Shortages Spark Fears of More Maternal Deaths in Africa

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Evidence suggests that in countries with high maternal mortality, the fear of disrespect and abuse that women often encounter in facility-based maternity care is a more powerful deterrent to use of skilled care than commonly recognized barriers such as cost or distance.

Citizen Journalist Luke Chiwala reports on White Ribbon Alliance Malawi​'s campaign to train midwives on the life-saving...
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Evidence suggests that in countries with high maternal mortality the fear of

WRA MALAWI TRAINS MIDWIVES ON RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE

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"We know the interventions that save lives: antenatal checkups for expectant mothers, delivery with a skilled attendant, postpartum care, access to safe abortion and contraception. Yes, contraception.

It is estimated that maternal mortality could be reduced by a third just through the healthy timing and spacing of births."

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We know the interventions that save lives antenatal checkups for expectant mothers

In India, Better Access to Contraception Is Key to Reducing Maternal Deaths

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Because pregnancy is not a death sentence, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. What would you do to bring attention to the lives of mothers and babies lost during childbirth?
Because pregnancy is not a death sentence White Ribbon Alliance for Safe

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for Maternal Health

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What do women want? It's simple. The White Ribbon Alliance's Brigid McConville explains.
What do women want It's simple The White Ribbon Alliance's Brigid McConville explains

“What I Want Is Simple” – WhiteRibbonAlliance – Medium

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When women were given just one more hour to push, C-section rates went down by roughly half, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reports.

However, researchers made sure to note:"For many women and babies, C-sections are absolutely vital. The World Health Organization has long advocated that countries’ C-section rates not exceed 10-15 percent of births, but a recent study found that...
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When women were given just one more hour to push Csection rates

New Evidence That We Just Need To Give Women More Time To Labor

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New report reveals mistreatment of women in Kenyan maternity wards is common - and thought to be normal by both health workers and mothers. Abuses range from beatings, slappings, harsh language and threats, ethnic discrimination, discrimination due to poverty, tests done without consent, and lack of privacy.

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New report reveals mistreatment of women in Kenyan maternity wards is common

Evewoman: The hell that is in delivery rooms: Women, nurses say abuse during childbirth is justified - The Standard

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