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National Consultation on Legal Intervention to Strengthen accountability for Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights at Goa on June 2010 A two day National C…
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OSLO (Reuters) – The United States and Norway each pledged on Friday to give in the range of $ 75 million to help protect mothers during labor, delivery and the first 24 hours after birth.

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OSLO (Reuters) – The United States and Norway each pledged on Friday to give in the range of $ 75 million to help protect mothers during labor, delivery and the first 24 hours after birth.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2011

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is working with international and local partners to provide essential reproductive health supplies to respond to the needs of over 12,000 pregnant and lactating women in various evacuation centres in areas affected by Tropical Storm Washi in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in the Philippines.

As part of the United Nations humanitarian appeal, UNFPA is seeking approximately $ 1.4 million to help the affected populations. According to estimates by the Philippines Government, over 92,000 families, or 640,000 people, are currently affected by the disaster.

UNFPA has also mobilized youth volunteers to organize young people in evacuation centres to help raise awareness about available medical services and to monitor incidents of gender-based violence. These youth are also collecting vital data about pregnant, post-partum and lactating women, as well as other vital statistics such as the number of young people in these centres. Through collaboration with the government, UNFPA is working with local organizations to conduct psychosocial counselling and set up emergency referral systems for survivors of gender-based violence.

At least 22 village health centres have been damaged or totally washed away by the floods. Pregnant women who are in labour are referred to regional hospitals that are already swamped with regular patients.

UNFPA will distribute clean delivery kits to an estimated 8,500 pregnant women to ensure safe deliveries. Each kit includes soap, a clean razor blade and string to cut and tie the umbilical cord, a plastic sheet and a blanket to protect the baby from hypothermia.

Reproductive health care supplies and medicine are also being distributed to regional hospitals. UNFPA is supporting the deployment of additional medical teams, composed of doctors, midwives and other health workers.

Nearly 35,000 dignity kits, also known as hygiene kits, will also be distributed to affected women and girls, including 4,200 mothers who are breastfeeding, in and around the evacuation centres. These kits include basic sanitary supplies, such as soap, changing garment, towels, sanitary pads and toilet paper.

For more information, please contact:

In Manila: Arlene Alan: Tel: + 63 2 901 0306; Mobile: +63 917 515 3559; alano(at)unfpa(dot)org

In New York: Omar Gharzeddine; Tel: + 1 212 297 5028; gharzeddine(at)unfpa(dot)org

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Maternal Mortality Experts Hope Device Will Improve Training For Birth Attendants
Maternal health advocates and Norwegian medical device maker Laerdal Medical hope the company’s new birth-simulating device can better train birth attendants in developing countries and ultimately reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths, the Washington Post reports. The low-tech “frontpack” device — which was unveiled at June’s Women Deliver conference — consists of an artificial …

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Medical Women’s International Association: Good Maternal Health Care Must Be Maintained in Order to Save Thousands of …
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – June 28, 2010) – Funding for maternal health care must stay front and centre as the G8 and G20 summits conclude. Approximately 500,000 women around the globe die each year from pregnancy related causes that are preventable. Another 70,000 die from complications of unsafe abortions. When their mothers die, 80% of children under age one will also die …

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Focus on tackling maternal deaths
The organisers of this conference have pledged to keep up pressure on finance ministers to fund efforts to stop women dying in pregnancy and childbirth.

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Action Plan For Maternal, Child Health ‘positive,’ But Crucial Gaps Remain
A new United Nations initiative designed to improve global maternal, newborn and child health is a welcome development but neglects to address some important action points, according to World Vision, the world’s largest international humanitarian organization focusing on the well-being of children. Formally launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Women Deliver conference in …

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NEW YORK – Maternal and reproductive health care across the world is often sub-standard and inaccessible, yet many governments, including in India, are not doing enough to address grievances and track problems, Human Rights Watch said …

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