Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Maternal Welfare: Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the mother.Maternal Mortality: Maternal deaths resulting from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in a given population.Midwifery: The practice of assisting women in childbirth.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Delivery, Obstetric: Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Prenatal Care: Care provided the pregnant woman in order to prevent complications, and decrease the incidence of maternal and prenatal mortality.Power (Psychology): The exertion of a strong influence or control over others in a variety of settings--administrative, social, academic, etc.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Maternal-Child Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Family Planning Services: Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.Human Rights Abuses: Deliberate maltreatment of groups of humans beings including violations of generally-accepted fundamental rights as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Postnatal Care: The care provided to women and their NEWBORNS for the first few months following CHILDBIRTH.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Great BritainHealth Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.United StatesInfant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.United States Indian Health Service: A division of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that is responsible for the public health and the provision of medical services to NATIVE AMERICANS in the United States, primarily those residing on reservation lands.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.BangladeshPoverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Pregnancy Complications: Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.IndiaObstetrics: A medical-surgical specialty concerned with management and care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Home Childbirth: Childbirth taking place in the home.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).EnglandHealth Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Vulnerable Populations: Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.Infant Welfare: Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of infants.Ethiopia: An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Men: Human males as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Lesotho: A kingdom in southern Africa, within the republic of SOUTH AFRICA. Its capital is Maseru.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.United Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.Personal Health Services: Health care provided to individuals.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Obstetric Labor Complications: Medical problems associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR, such as BREECH PRESENTATION; PREMATURE OBSTETRIC LABOR; HEMORRHAGE; or others. These complications can affect the well-being of the mother, the FETUS, or both.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.NepalEnvironmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Student Health Services: Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Mothers: Female parents, human or animal.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Pregnant Women: Human females who are pregnant, as cultural, psychological, or sociological entities.Puerperal Infection: An infection occurring in PUERPERIUM, the period of 6-8 weeks after giving birth.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Malawi: A republic in southern Africa east of ZAMBIA and MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Lilongwe. It was formerly called Nyasaland.PakistanNeeds Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Perinatal Care: The care of women and a fetus or newborn given before, during, and after delivery from the 28th week of gestation through the 7th day after delivery.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Transients and Migrants: People who frequently change their place of residence.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Community Health Workers: Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

*  Improving maternal-child health & infant mortality | Open Arms Perinatal...
milkmakers Announces Partnership With Open Arms Perinatal Services to Support ... Improving maternal-child health is one of the World Health Organization Millenium ... Improving maternal-child health & infant mortality. Posted on May 27, 2010 by Peggy ... This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged health, infant mortality, maternal ......
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*  Access to Maternal Health Care from a Human Rights Perspective
DUTIES OF THE STATES TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN HAVE ACCESS TO MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES WITHOUT ... B. Duties of the States to ensure that women have access to maternal health services ... PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY IN THE AREA OF MATERNAL. HEALTH AND BARRIERS ......
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*  Women's and Maternal/Child Health - Lifetime Care - Home, Health, and Hospice -...
... passionate caring and personalized care through a wide array of home care services, ... Comprehensive services for infants and children, new moms, and mothers-to-be ......
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*  Dickson Community Health Centre | ACT Health
Community Based Services Available. *Maternal and Child Health. *Podiatry. *Physiotherapy ... Dickson Community Health Centre. The Centre offers services aimed at assisting clients to ... For appointments at the Dickson Community Health Centre, phone the Community Health ... Community Based Services*ACT Community Assistance & Support Program. *Appointment ......
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*  Widening the scope, targeting interventions, creating risk groups: maternal and...
Signild Vallgårda, Unit of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, ... health checks of pre-school children in 1946 and on school health services in 1947. In ... maternal and child health in Denmark and Sweden from 1930s and onwards ... maternal and child health in Denmark and Sweden from 1930s and onwards ......
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*  Realityworks | About Us
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*  Don't speak for me Mr PM - And She Knits Too!
I want women all over the world to have the same health care that I can get in Canada. ... only abortion and contraception but the economic prosperity which helps protect health ... This Canadian does want abortion services as part of any foreign aid initiative for ... services as part of any foreign aid initiative for global maternal and child health. I ......
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*  Meri Levy, M.A., Lafayette, CA, 94549 | CounselingCalifornia.com
My area of specialization is maternal mental health, including perinatal adjustment ... license/registration of those listed and does not recommend or endorse the services of ... Services. My specialty is psychotherapy for parents. ......
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*  Validating Family‐Centeredness in Early Intervention Evaluat... : Infants &...
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau Leadership in ... Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed ... reflect the official position of the US Department of Health and Human Services. ......
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*  March of Dimes Works to Eliminate Racial Gaps in Inf... ( February is Black...
Health,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current ... Health,... February is Black History Month ...WHITE PLAINS N.Y. Feb. 4 -- In recognition ... distribute maternal and infant health information and support scientific research. ... Dimes works with community-based organizations to provide public health-focused services ......
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*  Maternity Services
... Henry County Health Center. Careers. Contact Us. HCHC Foundation. Health Wellness. Programs News. Health Care Community. Health Services. Maternity Services. Health Services. Anesthesia and Pain Management Cardiac Rehab Cardiopulmonary Services Community Health Diabetes Education Center Emergency Department EMS Ambulance Healthy Communities Ideal Protein-Weight Loss Center of Southeast Iowa, LLC Imaging Services Infusion Chemotherapy Inpatient Services Laboratory Services Maternity Services Nutrition Education Park Place Elder Living Rehabilitation Services Southeastern Renal Dialysis Surgical Services. Maternity Services Visiting Hours Fathers, grandparents, and siblings of the baby are welcome to visit anytime. HCHC Switchboard Contact 319 385-3141 Maternity Services Contact 319 385-6187 319 385-6188 Physicians Clinics Contact 319 385-6770 Family Medicine Contact 319 385-6700 Prenatal Class Contact 319 385-6187. Health Services. About Maternity Services Maternity Services Online Nursery Prenatal Class ...
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*  .. PLOS Collection on Maternal Health .. Post navigation
plos collection on maternal health in an effort to explore why the efforts to meet the millennium development goal on maternal mortality are falling short in some areas the the maternal health task force â mhtf at the harvard school of public health have partnered with plos on a three year project to provide an open access collection on maternal health which started in because of the interest in maternal health in the field nursing i wanted to call your attention to this collection â below you will find a link to collections for the first two years along with another collection on the topic maternal newborn and child health that i thought may be of interest as well maternal health task force mhtf plos collection on maternal health year quality of maternal health care maternal health task force mhtf plos collection on maternal health year â maternal health is womenâ s health â measuring coverage in maternal newborn and child health this entry was posted in articles of interest on december by rebrown post navig...
http://wp.vcu.edu/library-nursing/2013/12/11/plos-collection-on-maternal-health/
*  WHO | Maternal health
Maternal health. Skip to main content. Access Home Alt+0. Navigation Alt+1. Content Alt+2. Search Search the WHO .int site. Advanced search. Navigation Home. Health topics. Data. Media centre. Publications. Countries. Programmes. Governance. Français. RSS Feed. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google +. iTunes. Play Store. Health topics. Maternal health. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Infographic: Saving mother's lives: maternal mortality 1990-2013. Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2013 Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division. General information Fact sheet: maternal mortality. News releases on maternal health. Maternal health: Bulletin articles. Bangladesh expands training of midwives to improve maternal and neonatal health June 2014. 10 facts on maternal health Updated August 2013. Reproductive, maternal and women's health: feature stories, fact files and Q&As. WHO programmes and activit...
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*  14. A Global Picture of Poor-rich Differences in the Utilisation of Delivery Care: Introduction
... HOME HELP PREFERENCES. Search Titles Subjects Organizations. EXPAND TEXT. DETACH. NO HIGHLIGHTING. 14. A Global Picture of Poor-rich Differences in the Utilisation of Delivery Care. introduction... Summary. Introduction. Descriptions of Poor-rich Disparities. Towards Explanations of Poor-rich Disparities. Implications. Acknowledgements. References. Introduction. More than one decade after the Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched Mahler 1987, maternal mortality still takes a heavy toll in most parts of the developing world Donnay 2000. There is little doubt that the burden of maternal mortality and morbidity falls disproportionately on poor and low educated women. Underutilisation of maternal health services is likely to be a main factor contributing to maternal mortality among socio-economically disadvantaged women. The purpose of this paper is to give a global picture of poor-rich inequalities in the utilisation of maternal health services. The overview consists of two parts, the first one being desc...
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*  Counties Manukau commended for maternity services report | Scoop News
Counties Manukau commended for maternity services report. Counties Manukau commended for seeking women's experiences of maternity services 17 February, 2014 The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee PMMRC has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services. After discussion with the PMMRC, Counties Manukau Health commissioned an independent review into the provision of maternity care, followed by the current review into women’s experiences of maternity care. “We know there are some women who are reluctant to use maternity services, so we need to go out to the community to find out what kind of maternity services would work best for them.” While the Counties Manukau Health report interviewed only women living in the district, Dr Belgrave says the challenge of encouraging vulnerable women to seek support during their pregnancies is a wider problem in New Zealand. “It can be challenging to ask people for their experiences of health servic...
http://scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1402/S00067/counties-manukau-commended-for-maternity-services-report.htm
*  19. What Are Maternal Health Policies in Developing Countries and Who Drives Them? A Review of the L
A Review of the Last Half-century: International Maternal Health Actors and Policies: International Actors. International Maternal Health Actors and Policies. International co-operation in maternal health started somewhat later, mostly in the mid-1960s, when Western donor countries and international agencies first started to fund maternal and child health MCH programmes of national Ministries of Health. By the 1970s, the family planning movement influenced those involved in maternal health. For other actors too, such as UNICEF or USAID, the focus and funding of MCH was actually geared to child health and family planning Rosenfield Maine 1985. TBA training programmes also drew considerable support and funds from UNICEF, UNFPA and USAID, among others, especially since the latter two agencies had a further interest in using TBAs as family planning workers. During the same period, the international women s health movement, which had emerged in the 1970s in the industrialised West, started leading global campaigns...
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*  .. Dot-Mom // From the Wilson Center .. Maternal Health in India: Making Progress in a Key Ar
Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council ’s reproductive health program. Leela Visaria, honorary professor at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, agreed: “In practice, what it means is offering women a broad set of family planning and reproductive health services and maternal health services at the same delivery site and by the same provider,” she said. Visaria also emphasized the importance of family planning as part of maternal health. Contraception can help women space births further apart, leading to healthier pregnancies, healthier mothers, and healthier children, she said. Abhay Bang, director of the Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health, noted that 43 percent of rural women suffer from some kind of postpartum morbidity and that home-based care through accredited social health activists could significantly ...
http://newsecuritybeat.org/2013/04/maternal-health-india-making-progress-key-battleground/
*  Maternal Health Task Force
Launched in 2008 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 'Maternal Health Task Force' MHTF is a global project focused on improving maternal health through better coordination, communication, and facilitation between existing maternal health organizations, as well as with experts in related fields. Recognizing that real progress requires better coordination and increased global attention, the Maternal Health Task Force brings together existing maternal health networks and engages new organizations to facilitate global coordination of maternal health programs. The Task Force provides a new forum dedicated specifically to maternal health, while reaching out to leaders from allied fields—including neonatal and child health, reproductive health, human rights, and HIV/AIDS—to devise innovative solutions to maternal morbidity and mortality. The MHTF will engage organizations, individuals, and other partners that work at both theglobal and country level. It will also reach out to organizations and...
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*  Maternal Health Care | Public Radio Tulsa
Maternal Health Care. New York City, NY – In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The new Amnesty International report, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA, also reveals that severe pregnancy-related complications that nearly cause death -- known as "near misses" -- are rising at an alarming rate, increasing by 25 percent since 1998; currently nearly 34,000 women annually experience a "near miss" during delivery. Lack of access to health care centers and providers is a problem nationwide, the report found; in Oklahoma 47 percent of women live in medically underserved areas. If the federal government can address steroid use in baseball, certainly lawmaker...
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*  Maternity services may be saved | Stuff.co.nz
Maternity services may be saved. Stuff.co.nz. Stuff Home. Waikato Times. News. Hamilton's 150th. Maternity services may be saved. Pregnant women in Te Awamutu and Morrinsville could still have a facility in which they can give birth to their children next year. Three proposals have been received by the Waikato District Health Board to provide maternity services in the two towns, including full labour and birthing facilities, as well as postnatal services. The health board prompted outrage in the two communities last year, when it proposed to close down the Matariki and Rhoda Read maternity units in Te Awamutu and Morrinsville respectively. Although the public outcry was strong, the board nonetheless moved to close down the two units - with the proviso that an expressions-of-interest process be set in motion, to see if anyone else was willing to provide the services the health board was backing out of. As it turned out, three groups - two in Morrinsville, one in Te Awamutu - came through with proposals to prov...
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*  Ipswich Hospital - East Suffolk Maternity Services Liaison Committee
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*  .. Tag Archives: christy turlington burns .. Why Midwives And Maternal Health Need To Go Hand-In-H
tag archives christy turlington burns why midwives and maternal health need to go hand in hand by the editors may at pm tweet on the international day of the midwife we have a guest post from jennie joseph a midwife in winter garden florida jennie is owner and clinical director of the birth place a full service midwifery clinic and birth center and developer of the jj way a midwifery curriculum geared toward eliminating disparities she is featured in christy turlington burns s documentary no woman no cry that we blogged about yesterday talk is cheap but right now talk is also becoming effective when it comes to mothers and babies it appears that recent talk is finally leading to action thanks to social networking i am beginning to hear talk from â the grassrootsâ about the state of maternal and infant health and the need for a drastic change â if we are ever going to be able to do better than ranking th in the world when it comes to maternal mortality then letâ s keep talking see the rest of this post posted ...
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*  Efforts to improve child and maternal health must reach the most vulnerable | Toronto Star
Efforts to improve child and maternal health must reach the most vulnerable. Toronto Star. Toronto Star. News. Your Toronto. Public Editor. Corrections. Tech News. Diversions. Opinion / Commentary. Efforts to improve child and maternal health must reach the most vulnerable. Global summit in Toronto on child and maternal health will be successful only if it reaches the poorest, most marginalized children and mothers, says the head of World Vision Canada. A A Comments. A young girl on the back of her mother while she waits for treatment at a hospital in Malawi: efforts to improve the health of children and mothers must reach the most vulnerable. Canada’s hosting of world leaders at a global child and maternal health summit this week is a critical opportunity to save more lives than ever before. But the work of the prominent individuals gathering in Toronto meeting rooms will only be fully successful if it reaches the poorest, most marginalized children and mothers on our planet. Now we must reach further...
http://thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/05/27/efforts_to_improve_child_and_maternal_health_must_reach_the_most_vulnerable.html
*  Routine & focused ANC
1 Routine Focused br / Berhanu Mohammed br / May 3, 2011 br / 1 br / Berhanu M br /. 6 …Uptake Ethiopia br / Birth Preparedness and Maternity Services br / Percent of women with at least one antenatal care ANC visit 28% br / Percent of women with at least four antenatal care ANC visits 12% br / Percent of women with a skilled attendant at birth 6% br / Percent of women receiving postpartum visit within 3 days of birth 5% br / 6 br / Berhanu M br /. 8 ANC br / Definition: br / General health care given to pregnant women to promote and maintain optimal health of the mother throughout the pregnancy, labor and puerperium with having and rearing of healthy baby br / Two Models : Routine and Focused br / 8 br / Berhanu M br /. quantity of visits br / Care by skilled providers br / 26 br / Berhanu M br /. …FANC br / Individualized, woman-centered care based on each woman’s: br / Specific needs and concerns br / Circumstances br / History, physical examination, testing br / Available resources br / 29 br / Berhanu M ...
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*  International Women’s Day and the Right to Health | Impatient Optimists
International Women’s Day and the Right to Health. Impatient Optimists. Sign up to receive updates from the Gates Foundation. Sign Up Privacy Policy. Impatient Optimists. GatesFoundation.org. Impatient Optimists. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Impatient Optimists. Family Planning. Malaria. Maternal, Newborn, Child Health. Vaccines. Countries. Christopher Elias 14. Melinda French Gates 114. Bill Gates 76. International Women’s Day and the Right to Health. Mary Robinson March 07, 2011. International Women s Day is an outstanding opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, past and present. Every year, over a quarter of a million women die from a cancer that can be prevented by vaccines. The UN Secretary s Global Strategy for Women s and Children s Health calls for bold leadership and unified action to improve the health of women and children. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation GAVI is a fully committed partner from strengthening the systems that deliver maternal health services to provi...
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*  Dr. Lu Puts 'M' Back in Maternal, Child Care
Lu Puts M Back in Maternal, Child Care. Lu Puts 'M' Back in Maternal, Child Care By Kimberly Seals Allers Editorial director, Black Maternal Health Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Dr. Michael Lu presented his work on the life course perspective and real solutions for improving maternal health during a Women's eNews Black Maternal Health Conference on April 28. Michael Lu presented his work on the life course perspective and real solutions for improving maternal health during a Women s eNews Black Maternal Health Conference on April 28. WOMENSENEWS --Better prenatal care won't be enough to close disparities in maternal mortality or infant health, says a leading researcher. Michael Lu, an associate professor in UCLA's School of Public Health and its David Geffen School of Medicine, argues for taking a life course perspective on women's health and renewing public attention to mothers and their communities. If you want to have healthy babies, you have to start with healthy mothers, healthy families and healthy communit...
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*  Mother craft clinic-an experiment in obstetrics. Kowli SS, Bhalerao VR, Galwankar MM, Kumar RR J Pos
mother craft clinic an experiment in obstetrics kowli ss bhalerao vr galwankar mm kumar rr j postgrad med open access journal indexed with index medicus isi s sci users online home subscribe feedback login about latest articles back issues article submission resources sections etcetera contact navigate here search next article previous article table of contents resource links similar in pubmed search pubmed for kowli s s bhalerao v r galwankar m m kumar r r search in google scholar for kowli s s bhalerao v r galwankar m m kumar r r related articles female health facilities hospitals teaching human india infant mortality infant newborn maternal health services maternal child health centers patient compliance pregnancy prenatal care methods citation manager access statistics reader comments email alert add to my list registration required free in this article introduction material and methods results discussion acknowledgement references article access statistics viewed printed emailed pdf downloaded comments...
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*  Homebirth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: Too hot to handle? - Send Page to
Homebirth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: Too hot to handle. - Send Page to a Friend. Register. Help. Home. Today's Posts. FAQ. Calendar. Community. Member List. Forum Actions. Mark Forums Read. Quick Links. View Forum Leaders. What's New. About Jane. Shop. Find a Practitioner. Resources. Pregnancy. Midwifery. Birth Choices. Breastfeeding. Parenting. ....
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*  Sisterhood method
... The 'Sisterhood Method' is a household survey to estimate maternal deaths, which includes a series of four questions. Although maternal deaths are a major problem in developing countries, high quality data are rare. Yet, numbers are needed for planning in order to reduce the problem of ' maternal death '. Several methods have been used to estimate maternal deaths. According to the WHO, "The approach was designed to overcome the problem of large sample sizes and thus reduce cost." The sisterhood method for estimating maternal mortality: Guidance notes for potential users, page 5. Indirect estimation of maternal mortality: The sisterhood method. Background Estimating maternal deaths Sisterhood Method How is the Sisterhood Method applied When should the Sisterhood Method not be used Variant of the original Sisterhood Method References. 'The death of a woman during or shortly after a pregnancy' is an important medical problem in developing countries. 99% of all 'maternal deaths' occur in 'developing countrie...
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*  Maternal mortality rate declines - Livemint
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*  Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis
... Sign Up Sign In. study guides. lesson plans. homework help. Sign In. Get Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood from Amazon.com. View the Study Pack. View the Lesson Plans. Study Guide. Order our Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Study Guide. + Chapters Summary and Analysis Prologue and Chapter 1. Order our Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Study Guide. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis Ann Brashares. This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Girls in Pants. 2 pages at 400 words per page View a FREE sample. Chapter 4 Summary Carmen is at home, and going into her mother's bedroom, she somehow feels it is different than it used to be. Her mother has recently married a man whom Carmen only met the year before, so now it is a woman and a man's bedroom....
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*  Reports from Sisterhood Agenda, Inc. - GlobalGiving
Giving Cart GIVE JOIN ABOUT Giving Cart Home > Find an organization > Sisterhood Agenda, Inc. (#769) Sisterhood Agenda, Inc. Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements sisterhood activities for women and girls around the globe. The organization promotes positive social change and has over 3,500 global partners in 34 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's social i... Info Projects (5) Photos (96) Reports (56) Reviews Map (30) Previous 1 ... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ... 19 Next May 28, 2013 SHE Sisters Healthy & Empowered Event in St. John By Angela D. Coleman - President ...
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*  Patterns in maternal mortality related to induced abortion in North Carolina, 1963-1987 :: State Pub
... lications. North Carolina Digital Collections. Patterns in maternal mortality related to induced abortion in North Carolina, 1963-1987. 70 December 1992 PATTERNS IN MATERNAL MORTALITY RELATED TO INDUCED ABORTION IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1963-1987 by Robert E. Buescher ABSTRACT Trends in maternal mortality for deaths related to complications of abortion and deaths from all other obstetric causes are examined for the 25-year period 1 963- 1 987. From 1968-72 to 1973-77, the maternal mortality ratio for deaths due to abortion declined 84.8 percent 6.6 to 1.0 per 100,000. During 1 978-82, the maternal mortality ratio for abortion declined to less than one death per 100,000 births, with no abortion-related deaths occurring during 1983- 87. Object Description Title Patterns in maternal mortality related to induced abortion in North Carolina, 1963-1987. Subjects Mothers--Mortality--North Carolina--Statistics Abortion--North Carolina--Statistics Health--North Carolina Women--North Carolina. State Library of North Carol...
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*  Livingston County Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births
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*  Orange County Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births
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*  Steuben County Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births
... skip to main content. Your browser does not support iFrames. . Department of Health. Information for a Healthy New York. Home. Help. Contact. A-Z En espa ol. A-Z Index. . You are Here: Home Page. Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. Steuben County Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. Steuben County Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births. Crude Rate. Year Single Year 3-Year Average NYS exc. NYC. 2003. 0.0. 15.7. 2004. 0.0. 0.0. 16.1. 2005. 0.0. 0.0. 8.6. 2006. 0.0. 0.0. 10.0. 2007. 0.0. 30.2. 10.0. 2008. 96.5. 30.1. 18.8. 2009. 0.0. 30.1. 12.8. 2010. 0.0. 0.0. 21.2. 2011. 0.0. 0.0. 24.0. 2012. 0.0. 16.6. Questions or comments: phiginfo@health.ny.gov. Revised: October, 2014. Disclaimer. Privacy Policy. Accessibility. Your browser does not support iFrames. ....
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*  Wild Sisterhood | Wild Sister Magazine
Wild Sisterhood. Wild Sister Magazine. adipex online no prescription ambien online pharmacy valium for sale tramadol online without prescription valium online no prescription buy adipex no prescription tramadol for sale ambien online no prescription tramadol online without prescription buy ambien online no prescription buy ultram online without prescription ambien online no prescription ultram online pharmacy. The Wild Sisterhood is a private online sanctuary for women who want to love themselves, follow their bliss + change the world. {Worth $60}. {Worth $210}. Devotion to Self Online Course {Worth $200}. {Worth $450}. {Worth $90}. Jump on board one of our online courses + learn what you need to know to make lasting change + create the life you want to live. Why women love Wild Sister... The Wild Sisterhood is so full of truthful energy and soulful inspiration. I am also a member of other women communities but the Wild Sisterhood is so full of truthful energy and soulful inspiration. The Wild Sisterhood has ...
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*  .. Meet The Cast Of T.I.’s New Show ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ .. 25 Lawsuits Filed Against Rapp
Meet The Cast Of T.I.’s New Show ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’ By XXL Staff June 18, 2014 12:30 PM. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Image 1 of 6 Photo Courtesy: Oxygen. in order to produce a new reality show aimed at up-and-coming female rappers, called Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop. 12, follows the lives and careers of Brianna Perry, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Bia and Siya as they navigate the music industry and try to break through in the typically male-dominated hip-hop realm. Ahead of the show's start—and its preview special airing next month— XXL spoke to all five cast members of Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop about the show, their aspirations, and their five favorite female rappers of all time. sisterhood cast Photo Courtesy: Oxygen Sisterhood Of Hip Hop full cast. bia Photo Courtesy: Oxygen Sisterhood Of Hip Hop bia. brianna perry Photo Courtesy: Oxygen Sisterhood Of Hip Hop brianna perry. diamond Photo Courtesy: Oxygen Sisterhood Of Hip Hop diamond. nyemiah supreme Photo Courtesy: Oxygen Sisterhood Of Hip Hop nyem...
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*  Maternal mortality and its prevention.
... MedLine Citation:. The introduction of sulphonamides and blood transfusion techniques contributed much to lowering maternal mortality rates. In 57% substandard care factors could be identified. Maternal mortality rates in developing countries are still unacceptably high as a result of high fertility and a high risk of dying each time a woman becomes pregnant. Safe contraception could probably result in an important reduction in the number of maternal deaths, but also the provision of accessible maternal health services is essential to reduce maternal mortality in developing countries. Physicians analyzed 1983-88 data on 99 maternal deaths in the netherlands to examine causes of death and to what degree substandard care contributed to the deaths. 65 cases were classified as direct maternal deaths, 14 ad indirect maternal deaths, and 20 as fortuitous maternal deaths. They did not include the 20 fortuitous deaths in the maternal mortality rate which stood at 8.8/100,000 live births. The physicians knew all ...
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*  Malaysia to host world conference on maternal mortality issues - Nation | The Star Online
Malaysia to host world conference on maternal mortality issues - Nation. News. Published: Saturday May 12, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 11:23:06 AM Malaysia to host world conference on maternal mortality issues. KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will become the first Asian nation to host a world conference dedicated to reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health. Malaysia was chosen to be the host country due to its status as a fast-growing democratic and liberal progressive country with stability and sound socio economic and developmental policies, said Datuk Dr Raj Karim, a consultant of Women Deliver. Dr Raj said Malaysia had been noted for its efforts to improve women's health and reduce maternal mortality as a national initiative and a national priority long before international agencies called for attention to lower maternal mortality. She said the selection of Malaysia as the venue of the conference was based on the government's commitment to improve ...
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*  UNICEF Zambia - Media Centre - Safe Motherhood Week Promotes Integration of Malaria, PMTCT and Famil
... y Planning into Safe Motherhood Program. Home Overview The Children Activities Partners Media Centre. UNICEF Zambia Partners with Government to Support National Literacy Week. UNICEF Zambia Partners with Government to Support National Literacy Week. Using Cell Phones to Strengthen Health Services: Programme Mwana Launched by Ministry of Health - Innovative Mobile Health Initiative. Making change possible at Zambia’s third Children’s Climate Conference. Making change possible at Zambia’s third Children’s Climate Conference. Safe Motherhood Week Promotes Integration of Malaria, PMTCT and Family Planning into Safe Motherhood Program. Safe Motherhood Week Promotes Integration of Malaria, PMTCT and Family Planning into Safe Motherhood Program. Zambian Children’s Climate Conference Opens - Third National Children’s Climate Conference since Copenhagen. Zambian Children’s Climate Conference Opens - Third National Children’s Climate Conference since Copenhagen. Child Justice in Zambia - Third National Conference o...
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*  Obstetric transition
In reproductive health, 'obstetric transition' is a concept around the secular trend of countries gradually shifting from a pattern of high maternal mortality to low maternal mortality, from direct obstetric causes of maternal mortality to indirect causes, aging of maternal population, and moving from the natural history of pregnancy and childbirth to institutionalization of maternity care, medicalization and over medicalization. In developed countries, the maternal mortality ratio can be as low as 10 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births while among the least developed countries it can be as a high as 1,000 maternal deaths or more per 100,000 live birth s. Altogether, these data reflect a secular trend where countries are gradually shifting from a pattern of high maternal mortality to low maternal mortality, from direct obstetric causes of maternal mortality to indirect causes, moving from the natural history of pregnancy and childbirth to institutionalization of maternity care, medicalization and over med...
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*  Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932 ::
... The Archive Vault. Warwick Digital Collections. Searching collections:. The Archive Vault. Add or remove collections. The Archive Vault Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, IM or document. To embed the entire object, paste this HTML in website. To link to this page, paste this link in email, IM or document. To embed this page, paste this HTML in website. Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. MATERNAL MORTALITY Report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932 PRICE ONE SHILLING Including Postage Printed by the LONDON CALEDONIAN PRESS LTD., 74 Swinton Street, Gray's Inn Road, W.C.1, and Published by THE MATERNAL MORTALITY COMMITTEE, 13 Chester Terrace, S.W.1. Object Description Archive collection Trades Union ...
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*  Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932 ::
... The Archive Vault. Warwick Digital Collections. Searching collections:. The Archive Vault. Add or remove collections. The Archive Vault Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, IM or document. To embed the entire object, paste this HTML in website. To link to this page, paste this link in email, IM or document. To embed this page, paste this HTML in website. Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. Maternal mortality : report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932. MATERNAL MORTALITY Report of Meeting held at Friends' House, Euston Road, on November 15, 1932 PRICE ONE SHILLING Including Postage Printed by the LONDON CALEDONIAN PRESS LTD., 74 Swinton Street, Gray's Inn Road, W.C.1, and Published by THE MATERNAL MORTALITY COMMITTEE, 13 Chester Terrace, S.W.1. Object Description Archive collection Trades Union ...
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*  .. Tag: Maternal Mortality .. global maternal mortality campaign .. Maternal Mortality .. Share th
Tag: Maternal Mortality global maternal mortality campaign The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. During 2008, significant steps were taken towards reducing maternal mortality and towards achieving the necessary improvements in provision of health services in developing countries. However, overall progress on maternal mortality has lagged severely behind Millennium Development Goal targets. 2009 presents important opportunities and the White Ribbon Alliance is involved in several strategies at different levels – global, national and community – to maintain momentum and maximize delivery. The White Ribbon Alliance’s Global Patron, Sarah Brown, continues to champion a global Maternal Mortality Campaign with the support of wide range of actors within the maternal health community. As happened last year, the voices of people in developing countries can potentially be amplified through this mechanism, and a concerted call to action made at national and international levels. Objectives. * Establish a major ...
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*  The Sandra Fluke Factor - Sisterhood – Forward.com
... Home About the Blog. News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. The Sisterhood. Home About the Blog. Home The Sandra Fluke Factor. Email Facebook Google+ Twitter. Home About the Blog. News Culture Opinion. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. The Sandra Fluke Factor. Sandra Fluke at the DNC. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Sandra Fluke — she of the Limbaugh slut-shaming and the Jewish boyfriend — gave a strong speech about contraception and women’s health at the DNC last night. An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it; in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again; in which someone decides which domestic violence victims deserve help, and which don’t. She was an agitator for birth control coverage at Georgetown chosen to testify at a House hearing on birth control coverage — from which she was eventually excluded. Specifically, the beef surrounds the context in which her bravery an...
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*  Breast Cancer Sisterhood Archive - Brenda's Breast Cancer Blog - page 3
Breast Cancer Sisterhood Archive - Brenda s Breast Cancer Blog - page 3. Brenda s Breast Cancer Blog. Note:. Posts filtered on Category. Category: Breast Cancer Sisterhood. Inner Workings of a Chemo Brain. By Brenda Ray Coffee on August 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM. I sometimes wonder if I m plagued with one of those trendy alphabet disorders like OCD or ADD that are favorite topics of morning talk shows. Categories: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Sisterhood, BreastCancerSisterhood.com, Brenda Coffee, Health. Tags: breast cancer; chemo brain; OCD; ADD; macaroni; breastcancersisterhood.com; breast cancer sisterhood; brenda coffee; brenda ray. By Brenda Ray Coffee on August 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM. I bet it doesn t occur to most people that a mastectomy also involves removal of the nipple. Categories: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Sisterhood, BreastCancerSisterhood.com, Brenda Coffee, Health. Tags: Breastcancersisterhood.com; breast cancer; breast cancer sisterhood; brenda coffee; brenda ray; brenda ray coffee; mastectomy; nip...
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*  The Second Summer of the Sisterhood Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Bk 2, Ann Brashares. (Paperbac
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*  Comedy – Sisterhood – Forward.com
... Home About the Blog. News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. The Sisterhood. Home About the Blog. Posts Tagged: comedy Results 9. April 30, 2015 by Sarah Breger comedy. Image: Shugs Fats. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Read More. Bulimia Comedy Conquers TV's Last Taboo. February 20, 2015 by Sarah Breger bulimia. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Are eating disorders the last taboo on TV. Read More. December 30, 2014 by Sarah Breger 2015. Image: lior zaltzman. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Lior Zaltzman. Read More. October 7, 2012 by Blair Thornburgh comedy. Blair Thornburgh performing stand-up. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Read More. Sarah Silverman's Funky Family Fairy Tale. Comedian Sarah Silverman and her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, getting silly. Share. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Once upon a time there were two Jewish sisters. These two sisters — Rabbi Susan Silverman and Sarah Silverman — could not be both mor...
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*  .. Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates
maternal care. News : Maternity and Birthing. Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates. by Teddy Wilson, Reporting Fellow, RH Reality Check. Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is the worst in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals analyzing state health statistics are beginning to understand the data behind the problem and to move toward creating solutions. Commentary : Abortion. Research Shows Philadelphia Failing UN Maternal and Infant Health Goals. News : Maternity and Birthing. A new study shows that the cost of having twins is five times higher than the cost of having one baby; triplets or more can cost as much as $400,000. News : Law and Policy. Wisconsin Lawmaker Seeks Change to ‘Fetal Protection’ Law. by Teddy Wilson, Reporting Fellow, RH Reality Check. by Emily Crockett, Federal Policy Reporter, RH Reality Check. October 30, 2013 - 5:29 pm. Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both...
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*  Mother-Baby Package: Implementing Safe Motherhood in Countries (WHO - OMS, 1996, 108 p.): Resources
Mother-Baby Package: Implementing Safe Motherhood in Countries WHO - OMS, 1996, 108 p. : Resources for Reproductive Health. Mother-Baby Package: Implementing Safe Motherhood in Countries WHO - OMS, 1996, 108 p. Resources for Reproductive Health. Resources for Reproductive Health. Family planning, safe motherhood and reproductive tract infections are the three main areas of focus with the type of information ranging from listings of available data, through practical guides to strategies for national planning for reproductive health. The resources available include priced publications, documents and videos as well as some documents and the Safe Motherhood newsletter which are distributed free of charge. For more information on obtaining resources, please contact us at the appropriate address given below: For information about resources available free of charge, or for a free subscription to the Safe Motherhood newsletter, contact: Document Centre Division of Reproductive Health Technical Support World Health Or...
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*  Are you leaping into greatness? - In Power Sisterhood | With Janelle Saar
Are you leaping into greatness. - In Power Sisterhood. With Janelle Saar. In Power Sisterhood Products Guided Meditation for Women. FREE Affirmations. In Power Sisterhood Products Guided Meditation for Women. FREE Affirmations. Janelle Saar. Are you leaping into greatness. Facebook. These moments are like standing on the edge of a cliff looking out at a great abyss. For many when the ego triggers this fear, it is cause to step away from their greatness. Without fear when you are standing at the edge of your greatness, looking over into the abyss creates excitement and adrenaline. Now instead of the fear of what ifs and what could go wrong, there is what ifs and what could go right. To make the leap into greatness, you must let go of the fear and embrace the exhilaration. I am standing at the edge of the cliff, ready to leap into my greatness. Many of you know In Power Sisterhood is my divine assignment. Inspiring women to live in passion, power and purpose makes my heart sing and my soul vibrate. I am thrille...
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*  Ivanka and Jared's Wedding Registry: What Would Register as Real Class - Sisterhood – Forward.com
... News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. News Culture Opinion Join. Home Ivanka and Jared's Wedding Registry: What Would Register as Real Class. News Culture Opinion. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Ivanka and Jared's Wedding Registry: What Would Register as Real Class. Is it just me, or are wedding registries tacky. A story in today’s New York Times, here, details what Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are requesting on their wedding registries at Tiffany Co. I find it even more tacky for the super-wealthy to be asking for gifts, whether it’s a $10 Williams-Sonoma spatula or something more glam. Surely Ivanka and Jared, who are both leaders in the business world in their own rights — Ivanka in her father’s real estate concern and in her own jewelry company, and Jared not just in his family’s real estate business but also as publisher of The New York Observer — already have well-stocked kitchens of their own and can afford to buy anything else they may need. To many today this couple apparent...
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*  .. Nyemiah Supreme .. Watch an Exclusive Clip of Tonight’s Episode of ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’
Nyemiah Supreme Nyemiah Supreme. [ Watch an Exclusive Clip of Tonight’s Episode of ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ By Miranda J. June 30, 2015 Tonight, an all new episode of Sisterhood of Hip Hop will be airing on Oxygen. XXL's got an exclusive clip of tonight's episode featuring Nyemiah Supreme, Siya and Irv Gotti... Read More. Category: News Tags: Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme, Oxygen, Sisterhood Of Hip Hop, Siya. Send to a friend. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. . Pin it. Reddit This. Share on Tumblr. [ Nyemiah Supreme Hits The Streets In “No Questions” Video Featuring K Camp By Morgan Murrell November 24, 2014 Oxygen's Sisterhood of Hip-Hop 's own Nyemiah Supreme is back with the visuals to her latest single "No Questions" featuring K Camp. Just a month after releasing her previous Lil Kim-esque single, the Queens femcee took to the streets to let people know why she doesn't want anyone in her face asking her questions... Read More. Category: Music, New Music Tags: Nyemiah Supreme, Rap Video...
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*  Differences in Maternal Mortality Among Black and White Women -- United States, 1990
... The risk for maternal mortality has consistently been higher among black women than white women. The 1990 national health objective of reducing maternal mortality to no more than five deaths per 100,000 live births for any racial/ethnic group was nearly achieved for white women, for whom the maternal mortality ratio * was 5.7 in 1990 1 ; for black women, however, the ratio was 18.6. Although the percentage decline was similar for black women and white women 97.6% and 98.2%, respectively, the ratios for black women were consistently two to four times higher than those for white women. For example, compared with that for white women, the maternal mortality ratio for black women was 2.4 times greater in 1940, 3.6 times greater in 1950, 4.1 times greater in 1960, 3.9 times greater in 1970, 3.4 times greater in 1980, and 3.3 times greater in 1990 Figure 1, page 13. For example, during 1987-1988, a study of pregnancy-related hospitalizations indicated the ratio for black women was 1.4 times that for white wome...
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*  Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) | Data | Map
Maternal mortality ratio modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births. Data. Map. English. Español. Français. عربي. Русский. 中文. . Home. About. Data. Research. Learning. News. Projects Operations. Publications. Countries. Topics. Data. By Country By Topic Indicators Data Catalog Microdata Initiatives What s New Support Products. This page in. English Español Français العربية 中文. Databank Download data EXCEL XML CSV Share. Maternal mortality ratio modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births Indicator Metadata Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank, and the United Nations Population Division. Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2014...
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*  Sisterhood of Hip Hop | Oxygen Official Site
Sisterhood of Hip Hop. Oxygen Official Site. Skip to main content. Open menu. . Sisterhood of Hip Hop. Watch Blogs Episode Guide. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Facebook Twitter Email. Stay connected with #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Get the Oxygen Newsletter. E-mail *. Schedule. Watch #SisterhoodOfHipHop Blogs Episode Guide. Facebook Twitter Tumblr. Shows. See all shows. Full schedule. Find Your Local Channel. Bad Girls Club Pretty. Strong. Fix My Mom Snapped Snapped: She Made Me Do It Killer Couples Rich In Faith Crazy Talk. Full Episodes Very Real Schedule Shareworthy. Stay Connected with Oxygen. Facebook. Twitter Google Plus. Instagram. Tumblr Google Plus. Get the Oxygen Newsletter. E-mail *. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Watch The Sisterhood Perform U.N.I.T.Y. The Sisterhood performs a twist on Queen Latifah's song. Watch Video. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Watch Bia s Music Video All Around The World. Watch Video. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. T.I. Talks Women in Hip Hop. Watch Video. Videos. Behind the Mic. The cast of 'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' an...
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*  Sisterhood of Hip Hop | Oxygen Official Site
Sisterhood of Hip Hop. Oxygen Official Site. Skip to main content. Open menu. . Sisterhood of Hip Hop. Watch Blogs Episode Guide. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Facebook Twitter Email. Stay connected with #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Get the Oxygen Newsletter. E-mail *. Schedule. Watch #SisterhoodOfHipHop Blogs Episode Guide. Facebook Twitter Tumblr. Shows. See all shows. Full schedule. Find Your Local Channel. Bad Girls Club Pretty. Strong. Fix My Mom Snapped Snapped: She Made Me Do It Boss Nails Rich In Faith Crazy Talk. Full Episodes Very Real Schedule Shareworthy. Stay Connected with Oxygen. Facebook. Twitter Google Plus. Instagram. Tumblr Google Plus. Get the Oxygen Newsletter. E-mail *. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Watch The Sisterhood Perform U.N.I.T.Y. The Sisterhood performs a twist on Queen Latifah's song. Watch Video. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. Watch Bia s Music Video All Around The World. Watch Video. #SisterhoodOfHipHop. T.I. Talks Women in Hip Hop. Watch Video. Videos. Behind the Mic. The cast of 'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' answer...
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*  Ratings - Oxygen Media's "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Freshman Series Pre
... miere of the Year Among All Key Demos. Oxygen Media's "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Freshman Series Premiere of the Year Among All Key Demos Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 12. OXYGEN MEDIA'S "SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP" BECOMES NETWORK'S HIGHEST-RATED FRESHMAN SERIES PREMIERE OF THE YEAR AMONG ALL KEY DEMOS Series Was #2 Most Social Cable Reality Show In Primetime NEW YORK, NY- August 13, 2014- The series premiere of Oxygen's newest docu-series, "Sisterhood of Hip Hop," following five up-and-coming fierce femcees, delivered 811,000 total viewers, 482,000 P18-49 and 375,000 F18-49, which marks the network's highest-rated freshman series premiere of the year to-date, according to Nielsen. The premiere helped Oxygen earn its highest-rated primetime of the year to-date among F18-49 and P18-49 and most-watched Tuesday of the year in total day among F18-49 and F25-54. In the 9pm hour, Oxygen was the #6 cable network among F18-34, out-delivering CBS and FOX. In addition, Oxygen...
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*  greenweddingplannerblog.com » Blog Archiv » Yes Jasemine, There is a Sisterhood
greenweddingplannerblog.com Blog Archiv Yes Jasemine, There is a Sisterhood. greenweddingplannerblog.com. Categories Green Birthday Green Funerals Green Graduation Green Parties Green Weddings. human growth hormone supplements. Recent Posts Helpful Wedding Planning Printouts. Breakfast Club Anyone. Pink Princess Themed Birthday Party. All American 4th of July Party. World Cup 10th Birthday Party. Yes Jasemine, There is a Sisterhood. The other day, we received a reader comment that really made us pause. A reader who identified herself as Jasemine said:. Ever since I was ditched by two friends nearly 3 years ago, I have sworn I would never have female friendships again. Their actions hurt m. So for me the sisterhood and all things supposedly connected to women s friendships are a farce to me. But we don t believe swearing off female friendship is the answer. Sometimes girlfriends are just mean and rotten. It can show you what you don t want in a friend, or what you can do differently next time you find a potent...
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*  Dr. Pankaj Desai - WRITE UPS - MATERNAL MORTALITY
MATERNAL MORTALITY. Out of 308,000 maternal deaths in Asia, 296 000 over 96% of total Asian deaths of them take place in South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia combined. The true maternal mortality rate indicates the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 women of reproductive age 15-49 years per year is influenced by several factors like the risk associated with pregnancy in the population 9 i.e. maternal mortality ratio and the fertility rate of the country. The underlying causes of maternal deaths in developing countries, particularly in India are the following. The female literacy rates in Sri-Lanka and Thailand are over 80 percent and the MMR in these two countries is 60 per 100,000 only. In mid-south Asia, 54 percent of teenagers are married, compared to 24 percent in Southeast Asia and 20 percent in East Asia. In Bangladesh 90 percent of girls are married before 18 years and 33 percent of those below 19 years are mothers of two. In the same country, MMR in the 15-19 years group is twice the MMR in th...
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*  Why is maternal mortality so high in the U.S.? - UPI.com
Why is maternal mortality so high in the U.S.. - UPI.com. About Us. UPI en Español. Log in or Register. Top News. U.S. News. World News. Entertainment. Movies. Music. TV. Odd News. The Almanac. Business. Security Industry. Energy Industry. Sports. Science. Health. Analysis. Photos. Latest Photos. News. Entertainment. Sports. Features. Archives. Archive. . Home / Health News Why is maternal mortality so high in the U.S.. By Rita Henley Jensen. July 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM Follow @upi. Comments. {WOMENSENEWS}-- The future of pregnant women in the United States is on the threshold of dramatic change. Aug. 1 marks the day insurance providers and Medicaid will be required to cover preventative care for women. But it doesn't stop there. By 2014, health insurance providers will be required to cover the full fee for reproductive health care--from contraception to post-natal checkups. Imagine, life without a co-pay for annual checkups, birth control visits and post-natal care. Yet, America remains a part of an even more ...
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*  A Research Proposal Paper on Maternal Mortality and Family Planning Services Practice among Women Ag
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*  Maternal Mortality Rates Could Tank If We Meet Contraception Needs in Developing Countries
... Follow Jezebel. Maternal Mortality Rates Could Tank If We Meet Contraception Needs in Developing Countries. Supplying women in developing countries with contraception they want and need could reduce global maternity mortality by nearly a third, according to a new Johns Hopkins University study published at just the right time — a few weeks before an upcoming family planning conference in London care of the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that hopes to put the issue of unmet contraceptive need back in the international spotlight. Somewhere along the way we got confused by our own conversation and we stopped trying to save these lives, Melinda Gates has said about the ridiculously infuriating way our country's politicians clutch their pearls over birth control. We're not talking about population control. What I'm talking about is giving women the power to save their lives. More facts: researchers found that the number of maternal deaths in those countries would have nearly doub...
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*  N.Y.C. Maternal Death Review Struggles for Life
... By By Malena Amusa. WeNews correspondent. Thursday, September 24, 2009. Eleven major hospitals in New York City do not participate in a state initiative to review maternal deaths, although the city has the highest number of maternal deaths in the nation. The lead manager of the reviews says that could be fatal for the effort. Subhead:. Eleven major hospitals in New York City do not participate in a state initiative to review maternal deaths, although the city has the highest number of maternal deaths in the nation. The lead manager of the reviews says that could be fatal for the effort. Byline:. By Malena Amusa. WOMENSENEWS --A probing 90-question review promises to unravel the stubborn knot of questions about why as many as 139 women died from pregnancy-related complications in New York state between 2003 and 2005 and why New York City continues to be a leader in maternal mortality. For more than two years, a voluntary maternal mortality review conducted in the state has been struggling with its own lif...
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*  .. Dot-Mom .. New Maternal Mortality Statistics: A Catalyst for Increased Investment
New Maternal Mortality Statistics: A Catalyst for Increased Investment May 17, 2010 By Calyn Ostrowski. Maternal mortality rates in many low income countries, such as India, are declining, according to a recent study by researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME at the University of Washington. This news, while welcoming, has caused dissent among some global health activists who fear donors and policymakers will dismiss the issue and call into question the higher maternal mortality rates last reported by the United Nations. Greater funding for family planning and access to emergency obstetric care and HIV/AIDS services should all be included in a scaling up resources for improved maternal health programs. Investing in contraception and family planning services through vertical funding mechanisms can reduce maternal mortality rates by addressing all of a woman’s health needs at the time of service. “Many women have expressed a need for contraception and family planning services…wh...
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*  Maternal deaths continue to fall, new data show | UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Maternal deaths continue to fall, new data show. UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund. Maternal health. Young people. Gender-based violence. Population Trends. Home News Maternal deaths continue to fall, new data show. Maternal deaths continue to fall, new data show. UNITED NATIONS, New York – New data from the United Nations reveal that maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent since 1990. Despite this progress, most countries are not on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal MDG target on maternal mortality, which calls for cutting the maternal mortality ratio by 75 per cent by 2015. Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from pregnancy and childbirth. Trends in maternal mortality estimates 1990 to 2013, comes from an inter-agency group that includes UNFPA, the World Health Organization WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, the United Nations Population Division UNPD and the World Bank Group. New data show that 289,000 women die annually from causes related to pregnancy and childbi...
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*  .. Maternal Mortality in Uttar-Pradesh, India .. Ha
maternal mortaility. · · · · ·. Maternal Mortality in Uttar-Pradesh, India. by GWMCHstudents, gwmchstudents@gmail.com. February 22, 2011 - 6:03 pm. India has seen a fall in maternal mortality rate MMR by 59 percent between 1990 and 2008, but the huge rural urban divide in these rates are overlooked making it home to the highest number of women dying during childbirth across the world. One such state is Uttar-Pradesh, a highly populous state with more than170 million people which continues to have highest reported maternal mortality ratio at 440 per 100, 000 live births and which still remains above the national average. Even within a state, the access to and utilization of maternal health care varies based on region rural or urban, caste, religion, income, and education. Research has identified four important reasons for the continuing high maternal mortality rate in Uttar Pradesh: barriers to emergency care, poor referral practices, gaps in continuity of care, and improper demands for payment as a condition ...
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*  Maternal mortality rate
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*  A matter of life and death | The Jakarta Post
The United Nations Population Fund UNFPA and Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development AFPPD recently met in Bali to find ways to improve the poor health condition of the majority of women in Indonesia and Asia-Pacific countries. Indonesia is among the 11 countries that contribute 65 percent of world maternal deaths. As a result, according to Health Ministry data, the country’s maternal mortality rate MMR remains high at 307 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, with about two women dying every hour during pregnancy and delivery. The main cause of maternal death in Indonesia is bleeding 28 percent of maternal death, followed by pre- and post-eclampsia 24percent, infection 11 percent, and the complications of abortion 8 percent and prolonged labor 5 percent. “All maternal health problems are preventable as long as the government pays attention and prioritizes maternal health.” Of the 11 countries that contribute to 65 percent to global maternal death, five are in Asian countries includin...
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*  .. Is Abortion Ever “Necessary”? The Evidence Says “No!” .. Rate this: .. Tell your friends
← Obama is the OPEC President – Marita Noon – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary Warriors; and Employment →. Is Abortion Ever “Necessary”. The Evidence Says “No!” September 24, 2012 by NEO. 3 Comments. This comes from my friends over at Catholicism Pure Simple and makes the case very forcefully that abortion is never justified by the health of the mother. It strikes me as very persuasive and as such should inform our standard in this debate. It also satisfies the moral and medical constraint to do no harm. New studies show that those who argue that abortion is sometimes necessary to “save the life of the mother,” and that it lowers maternal mortality are flat out wrong. Abortion does not  improve maternal health. Let’s start with a brilliant recent study  carried out by Elard Koch of Chile. Prof. Koch looked at maternal mortality rates in Chile before and after abortion was made legal in 1989. He found that maternal mortality rates continued to decline at the s...
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*  Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Improve Young People's Reproductive Health in Mexico and In
Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Improve Young People's Reproductive Health in Mexico and India — MacArthur Foundation. Population Reproductive Health. Population Reproductive Health. Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Improve Young People's Reproductive Health in Mexico and India. MacArthur has made 11 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to organizations in Mexico and India working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young peoples access to information and services about reproductive and sexual health and rights. The following non-governmental organizations have been awarded grants for their work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve young peoples access to information and services about reproductive health and rights. A grant of $200,000 was made to the International Center for Research on Women ICRW to help three non-governmental organizations working on issues of young peoples reproductive health and rights Foundation for Education and Development FED in Raja...
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*  Pregnancy, Maternal Mortality, Cytotec
... The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation. Our Perspective. Maternal Mortality. Pregnancy,Childbirth. Projects: FDA. Childbirth, Pregnancy. Articles regardin Childbirth and Labor. More Articles. Childbirth, Labor and Delivery. FDA Petition On Cytotec Induction. News and Updates. Volunteer with The TOFM Foundation. Contact Us. Cytotec Inductions. More on Cytotec Inceptions. More on Cytotec. Letter from the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation was established to empower women around the issues of childbirth and pregnancy. Our main focus is on maternal mortality, the off label use of drugs and informed consent. According to a report released by the World Health Organization W.H.O. in 2009, the US ranks 41st in the world in maternal deaths. That means that 40 other countries in the world have FEWER women dying in childbirth and from pregnancy related issues than the United States. stated that appproximately 2/3 of all the maternal deaths in the United States GO UNRE...
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*  .. Confidential Enquiry into maternal deaths and morbidity .. Improvement measurement guides .. NI
Confidential Enquiry into maternal deaths and morbidity By ouhlibrary on December 9, 2014. Leave a comment The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford has published Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Lessons learned to inform future maternity care from the 2009-20012 UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal deaths and Morbidity.  For the first time, this latest report from the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal deaths and mortality includes the care of women in Ireland and the care of women who survived severe illness and complications around the time of birth. The report shows an overall fall in maternal deaths from 11 per 100, 000 in 2006-08 to 10 per 100, 000 in 2010-12, primarily due to a reduction in the direct causes attributable to pregnancy. Additional link: BBC news report. Posted in: Uncategorized. Improvement measurement guides By ouhlibrary on December 9, 2014. Leave a comment NHS Improving Quality has produced two bite-sized guides to support staff in me...
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*  Secretary of State Clinton Calls it Like it Is on Reducing Maternal Mortality - International Women
... s Health Coalition. Press Room. Donate About Us What We Do Priorities Join Us. Blog Press Room Multimedia Contact Us. Secretary of State Clinton Calls it Like it Is on Reducing Maternal Mortality. position in support of reproductive health services, Secretary of State Clinton pushed back on the Canadian assertion that policy to achieve access contraception or ensure safe abortion services should not be included in the strategy for the reduction of maternal mortality. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told it like it is when in Canada on March 30: Reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal safe abortions, she said during a news conference. The health links between contraception and maternal health – which enables women’s bodies to recover between births and to delay pregnancy until women are physically able to safely carry the pregnancy to term – have long been known and promoted. It doesn’t take an epidemiologist or social scientist to realize the positive impact ...
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*  .. Search News Summaries For: .. African Heads Of State Meet To Address Maternal Mortality, MDG 5
facebook twitter email print home global health policy kaiser daily global health policy report january african heads of state meet to address maternal mortality mdg goal jan african heads of state gathered in ethiopia s capital addis ababa for the african union summit met at a side event on sunday jan to renew their commitment to reducing the maternal mortality rate on the continent inter press service reports the news service notes the launch of carmma the campaign for accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in africa by the african union and unfpa which aims to mov africa closer to achieving millennium development goal mdg reducing the maternal mortality rate by three quarters and ensuring universal access to reproductive health care by african union commissioner of social affairs dr mustapha kaloko is not convinced africa will reach the set goal by but he does believes carmma has the capacity to accelerate the reduction according to ips kaloko said we are not developing new plans but improving the ins...
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*  Oxygen Readies ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Reality Series | Black America Web
Oxygen Readies ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Reality Series. Black America Web. TV One. BlackDoctor. Follow @BlackAmericaWeb. Main menu Skip to primary content Skip to secondary content Home News Top News. Entertainment Entertainment News. Music. The Black Beat. TJMS Tom Joyner. Tom Joyner. Don Lemon. Skip Murphy. Nikki Woods. Deya Smith. Tom Joyner TV. Newsletter. Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Sybil s Book Club. Tom Text Club. Life Style Love Relationships. Family. Don Lemon. Nikki Woods. Tom Joyner Foundation. On the Radio Tom Joyner. Entertainment Oxygen Readies ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Reality Series. Oxygen Readies ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Reality Series Comments: Comments Are Disabled. This summer, Oxygen will premiere its new docu-series “Sisterhood Of Hip Hop,” featuring up-and-coming female emcees. The eight-episode series from 51 Minds “TI And Tiny: The Family Hustle” showcases female artists Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya – who are discovered and mentored by hip hop stars. View Gallery ...
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*  Jacqueline Pascarl: Code of the Sisterhood
... skip to main. skip to sidebar. Jacqueline Pascarl. Image copyright 2009 Debra Hurford-Brown. Camera Press. Monday, March 12, 2012. Code of the Sisterhood. When was the last time you faced abject humiliation. Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction, or smiled blithely at all and sundry, oblivious to the spinach stuck between your teeth or the fact that your skirt was tucked into your tights. Did you wonder how many people had been aware of this mortifying situation during the past three hours but hadn't said a thing. Which brings me to International Woman's Day, - whoo hoo, big deal most of us might say. A single space of twenty four hours meant to focus on who and what we are as women, our achievements, the inequality issues that still plague females globally, and the grinding poverty & lack of education that many of our gender still face. The same old media stories are rolled out infinitum - just rehashed snapshot vignettes that are put away until next year. All worthy stories, but hardly illustrative ...
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*  Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood | Public Radio Tulsa
Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood. Public Radio Tulsa. public radio 89.5. Public Radio 89.5-1. Listen Live. Today s Events. Public Radio 89.5-1. Listen Live. Today s Events. Listen Live. Delia Ephron On The Closeness And Complexity Of Sisterhood By editor. Her older sister, writer Nora Ephron, died in June 2012. Originally published on December 9, 2013 3:56 pm In the opening chapter of her latest book, novelist Delia Ephron writes that losing her older sister, writer Nora Ephron, was like "losing an arm, it's that deranging." Nora, who wrote When Harry Met Sally, died of acute myeloid leukemia in June 2012. Interview Highlights On writing about sisterhood after Nora's death was just a way to get through the day. But I think that I have probably thought about sisterhood and sisters and what that's about more than probably anyone. So when I started to write about it, it was like I almost knew what I wanted to say. It was very funny, it was on the last page of The New York Times Magazine...
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*  Progress reported in reducing pregnancy-related deaths | United Nations Radio
Progress reported in reducing pregnancy-related deaths. United Nations Radio. UN Home. UN Multimedia. Radio. Photo. News Centre. Webcast. عربي. 中文. English. Français. Русский. Español. Português. Kiswahili. বাংলা. हिन्दी. ﺍﺭﺩﻭ. Today s News Today s Features Programmes UN and Africa. UN Calling Asia. Women. From the Field. From the Ambassador. Caribbean News. Asian Voices. Bangla. Indonesian. Hindi. Urdu. Regions Africa. Americas. Asia. Europe. Middle East. About Us FAQs. Information for Broadcasters. Contact Information. History. Other resources online at the UN. Audio Library. 6 May 2014. Progress reported in reducing pregnancy-related deaths. WHO@PHOTO. There has been a 45 per cent reduction in the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth but still more still needs to be done. That's according to the latest updates on maternal mortality released by the World Health Organization WHO on Tuesday. Approximately 289,000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from...
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*  ESTIMATES OF MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIOS IN INDIA AND ITS STATES
... : A PILOT STUDY. Final Pilot Report Schedule 1 2 Schedule 3 Schedule 4 Schedule 5. SPONSORED. BY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY WELFARE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE GOVT. OF INDIA. Home Page. ....
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*  WHO | Maternal mortality
WHO. Maternal mortality. Skip to main content. Access Home Alt+0. Navigation Alt+1. Content Alt+2. Search Search the WHO .int site. Submit. Advanced search. Navigation Home. Health topics. Data. Media centre. Publications. Countries. Programmes. Governance. About WHO. Language عربي. 中文. English. Français. Русский. Español. RSS Feed. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google +. iTunes. Play Store. Global Health Observatory GHO data. Menu. Global Health Observatory data. Data repository. Reports. Country statistics. Map gallery. Standards. . Maternal mortality Trends The number of maternal deaths decreased by 45% between 1990 and 2013. View data. Read more. « Previous page. 1. 2. Share Email Twitter Facebook Google Delicious LinkedIn. More... Print. Situation. Trends. More information on maternal mortality. Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2013 WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division. Data files and programmes. View specific country profiles. You are here: Global Health Obser...
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*  .. Archive for the ‘Infant Mortality’ Category .. Study Finds Education, NOT Abortion, Reduces
Archive for the ‘Infant Mortality’ Category Study Finds Education, NOT Abortion, Reduces Maternal Mortality Posted in Abortion, Infant Mortality, Maternal Mortality on May 8, 2012. Researchers: Dr Elard Koch, by e-mail ekoch@ucsc.cl; ekoch@ug.uchile.cl. and Dramatically Reduces Maternal Deaths by Increasing Women’s Educational Level. Concepción, Chile, May 5 – A scientific analysis of 50 years of maternal mortality data from Chile has found that the most important factor in reducing maternal mortality is the educational level of women. The research entitled “Women’s Education Level, Maternal Health Facilities, Abortion Legislation and Maternal Deaths: a Natural Experiment in Chile from 1957 to 2007” was conducted on behalf of the Chilean Maternal Mortality Research Initiative CMMRI and published in the Friday, May 4 issue of PLoS ONE. They also analyze the effect of historical educational and maternal health policies, including legislation that has prohibited abortion in Chile since 1989, on maternal m...
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*  Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population. - UCL Discovery
... UCL Discovery. UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery Enter your search terms. Advanced search. Browse by:. Department. Year. UCL Theses. Latest. For everyone Open Access. About UCL Discovery. UCL Press. Statistics. FAQs. For UCL authors Deposit your research. UCL Publications Policy. REF 2020. How to deposit. Re-formatting deposits. Open Access funding. Funder requirements. UCL e-theses guidelines. Contact us. Bookmark Share. . Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population. Mace, R ; Sear, R ; 1996. Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population. Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 54 2 pp. 137-141. Full text not available from this repository. Abstract To measure maternal mortality among the Gabbra, a group of nomadic pastoralists living in a remote area of Kenya. Type: Article. Title: Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population. Location: IRELAND. Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Confidence Intervals, Data Collection, Developing Countries, Female, Humans, Inci...
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*  Maternal Mortality in Vietnam 2000-2001 - WHO - OMS -
maternal mortality in vietnam who oms who press editions de l oms ediciones de la oms maternal mortality in vietnam wpro nonserial publication who regional office for the western pacific isbn isbn x order number price chf us developing countries chf english pages summary this maternal death review has provided an in depth analysis of all factors that relate to maternal deaths of seven provinces that represent seven geographical regions in viet nam this survey demonstrates that the community based maternal death reviews verbal autopsies facility based maternal death services confidential enquiries into maternal deaths survey of severe morbidity near misses and clinical audits are very important for obtaining reliable accurate timely and relevant data on why mothers die these reviews include all levels even ...
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*  .. Search News Summaries For: .. Also In Global Health News: Infant, Maternal Mortality In N. Korea
Home Global Health Policy Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report February 19, 2010. Also In Global Health News: Infant, Maternal Mortality In N. Korea; Malaria In Cambodia; Zambia PEPFAR Program; Pakistan’s Anti-Polio Campaign; U.N. Ambassador Responds To Somalia; Myanmar Refugees. Increases In Infant, Maternal Mortality Lead To Life Expectancy Decline In North Korea. Higher rates of infant and maternal mortality have lead to a decline of life expectancy in North Korea over the past 15 years, census figures, which were obtained with help form the U.N. “North Koreans’ average life expectancy dropped to 69.3 years in 2008 from 72.7 years in 1993,” the report said, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek writes Lim, 2/22. “Infant mortality rose from 14 per 1,000 live births to 19, and the maternal mortality rate grew from 54 to 77 deaths per 100,000 live births,” the Times of London reports 2/22. Malaria Cases, Deaths Rise In Cambodia. The number of malaria cases and malaria deaths rose between 2008 and 2009 in Cambodia, Duong...
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*  State Maternal Mortality Review: Process and Impact.
... BioMedSearch. Home. Advanced Search. Tools. Search Tutorial. Login. Create Free Account. Document Detail. State Maternal Mortality Review: Process and Impact. MedLine Citation:. PMID: 22621323 Owner: NLM Status: Publisher. Abstract/OtherAbstract:. Abstract Background: Illinois has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the United States, and in 2000, the Illinois Maternal Mortality Review Committee MMRC was created to address this high rate of maternal death. Methods: This is a detailed description of the development of the MMRC, its process of review, its impact on the state's attention to maternal mortality and its obstetric hospitals, and a summary of its initial findings. Results: The Illinois MMRC, specifically designed to be multidisciplinary, was created to provide secondary review of select maternal deaths. Between 2000 and 2010, 45 of the 93 deaths reviewed had complete analysis. Hemorrhage was the leading cause of death, and 69% of all cases were deemed potentially avoidable. Compared to...
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*  Niger strives to lower maternal mortality - Taipei Times
. Niger strives to lower maternal mortality - Taipei Times. 自由電子報. 影音娛樂. 好康報報. 自由部落. ‧ World News. Home. Front Page. Taiwan News. Business. Editorials. Sports. World News. Features. Bilingual Pages. Home / World News. Sun, Jun 29, 2014 - Page 6 News List. Print. Mail. Facebook. Twitter. plurk. funp. Niger strives to lower maternal mortality. AFP, TAHOUA, Niger. With the world’s highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence. The West African state and humanitarian groups have worked to slash both birth and maternal mortality rates, but despite strides results are not good enough, the UN warned this week. “Every two hours, a Niger woman dies from complications linked to pregnancy or childbirth,” said Monique Clesca, the UN Population Fund UNFPA representative in the country. About 3,000 people, mainly women, gathered in the western city of Tahoua as part of a new push to rein in the birth rate an...
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*  What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/9/2014? | The Nation
What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/9/2014. The Nation. Twitter. Email *. Politics World Economy Culture Take Action. Society What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/9/2014. Current Issue. Twitter. Email. Sign Up Politics World Economy Culture Take Action. Current Issue. Twitter. Society. StudentNation. What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/9/2014. By StudentNation May 9, 2014. Twitter. Email. Ad Policy. Follow @dustyc123. Laura Cremer focuses on labor, gender and the historicization of culture and politics. Sign Up Simon Davis-Cohen focuses on self-governance, climate adaptation and science. In Christina Lamb s piece for The Wilson Quarterly, which devoted its entire spring issue to Afghanistan, Lamb focuses on a few narratives as she examines what has happened to women in the country since the US invasion, and what may happen when the troops pull out later this year. A new study finds that the United States has maternal mortality rates three times that of the UK. The United Sta...
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*  Millenium Development Goals
... SlideShare. Millenium Development Goals. Share Email. by OAICgov 1090 views. Venture Pitch Netop Vision6 by itssmithy 1165 views. by Ten Bos 901 views. 136 views. Share SlideShare. LinkedIn. Email. Email sent successfully. Millenium Development Goals. jessicaaa28. This is our project on mdg 5, to improve maternal health. On Slideshare. Millenium Development Goals. 1 Millennium Development Goals 5.Improve Maternal Health. 3 Why does Maternal Health need to be Improved. • In most developing countries, difficulties with pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among women of a reproductive age. • High-quality health care has made maternal death very rare in developed countries. However, maternal complications can be fatal in developing countries due to health care that is both poor and inaccessible. • Maternal health problems also include complications from childbirth that do not result in death. 4 The Goals • Reducing by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio • Achieve universal access...
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*  .. Tag Archives: maternal mortality .. Why Birth and Death are Simultaneous for Women in South Afr
Tag Archives: maternal mortality. Post navigation. ← Older posts. Why Birth and Death are Simultaneous for Women in South Africa. By Sarah Hager. December 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM. Tweet. Poor infrastructure, lack of privacy and limited access to health services are only a few of the factors contributing to the devastating maternal mortality rate in South Africa. There is a rural area in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa where the maternal mortality rate more than doubled from 2011 to 2012. Why are women so at risk for dying during childbirth in this province. The reasons are complex and inter-related but many factors can be addressed by the provincial Minister of Health. And we are demanding that he does. SEE THE REST OF THIS POST. Posted in Africa, Women's Rights. This Mother’s Day, It Was Motherhood, Not Rape, That Made Congo the Worst Place to Be a Woman. By Lyric Thompson. May 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM. Tweet. Save the Children’s “State of the World’s Mothers” report has named the Democratic Republic of Congo as...
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*  Safe motherhood in Brazil: the long road to the realization of a right
Palavras-chave: mortalidade materna, morbidade materna grave, direitos humanos. ABSTRACT Maternal mortality is a complex issue and remains a serious public health problem. This paper aims to look at this phenomenon from the perspective of the right to health, noting that the option for bringing the discussion to the field of human rights provided an extension of its explanation and a clearer presentation to society. It presents brief history of the insertion of this theme in the global policy agenda, exploring national and international initiatives. The current situation of maternal mortality in Brazil is just the most visible face of the precariousness of the health care of women. Despite the initiatives for the realization of the right to safe motherhood, there are few advances, and society must require the State to reverse the injustice against women. Key words: maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, human rights. Cumpre destacar que tanto a morte quanto a morbidade materna grave n o se distribuem ...
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*  Maternal mortality in Jamaica: health care provision and causes of death.
... BioMedSearch. Advanced Search. Tools. Search Tutorial. Login. Create Free Account. Document Detail. Maternal mortality in Jamaica: health care provision and causes of death. MedLine Citation:. PMID: 1680071 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE. Abstract/OtherAbstract:. Details of 62 maternal deaths occurring in 1986/1987 were compared with a control population. The incidence was 11.5 per 10,000 livebirths. The major cause of maternal mortality was hypertension followed by hemorrhage and infection. There were trends with advanced maternal age and high parity. The risk of maternal death varied with hospital facilities available, being lowest in areas with access to a specialist hospital and highest in areas where there were no obstetricians available. Publication Detail:. Type: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Journal Detail:. Title: International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Volume: 35 ISSN: 0020-7292 ISO Abbreviat...
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*  Refworld | Nepal's maternal mortality decline paradox
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*  .. Ensuring the Human Right to Survive Pregnancy in Southeast Asia
Ensuring the Human Right to Survive Pregnancy in Southeast Asia. by Ramona Vijeyarasa , RH Reality Check, Southeast Asia September 8, 2008 - 7:00 am. Like child mortality in many countries around Asia, maternal mortality rates remain staggeringly high, despite the global commitment of reducing maternal mortality ratios by three-quarters. With progress one-fifth of what it needs to be, ActionAid reports that maternal mortality is the Millennium Development Goal on which the least progress has been made. With the World Health Organization WHO stating that maternal mortality in South-East Asia contributes to 40% of global deaths, maternal mortality in the region needs to be put back on the discussion table. On World Population Day in July of this year, UNFPA noted that three basic interventions are necessary if the world is to improve maternal health: skilled birth attendants, access to emergency obstetric care and family planning. The interrelationship between unwanted pregnancies that result from lack of famil...
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*  The EngenderHealth Blog: Significant Drop in Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh
... The latest news from and about EngenderHealth, a leading international nonprofit working in sexual and reproductive health. For more information, visit our web site or join us on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Significant Drop in Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh. A new health survey reveals a stunning 40% drop in maternal mortality in Bangladesh in less than a decade from 322 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2001 to 194 deaths per 100,000 in 2010. This progress is due to a number of factors, including improved access to obstetric care and complications, more women giving birth in a hospital, and greater use of family planning. These encouraging numbers put Bangladesh on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal No. 5 by 2015. EngenderHealth has been part of this positive change. In 2001, more than half of all maternal deaths resulted from complications such as postpartum hemorrhage and eclampsia. Since 2008, EngenderHealth s Mayer Hashi project has piloted a successful progra...
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*  Print-Calculations | PeriStats | March of Dimes
Print-Calculations. PeriStats. March of Dimes. Calculations. Maternal Mortality. Maternal Mortality. Maternal death is defined as one that occurs during pregnancy or within 42 days of the end of a pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by a woman's pregnancy, but not from accidental or incidental cause. Maternal mortality rates are calculated as the number of maternal deaths in a calendar year divided by the number of live births for the same period, multiplied by 100,000. The number of live births used in the denominator is an approximation of the population of pregnant women who are at risk of a maternal death. The numerator is calculated using data from the Final Mortality File from NCHS, included in these deaths assigned an underlying cause of death ICD-10 code of A34, O00-O95, or O98-O99. The denominator is calculated using data from the Natality File from NCHS. Impact of Death Certificate Revision on Maternal Mortality Rates. The 2003 r...
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*  Health care delivery and outcome: a confidential enquiry into meningococcal disease
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*  A sisterhood of support in Summit County and beyond | SummitDaily.com
A sisterhood of support in Summit County and beyond. Summit County, Colorado News. News. Frisco. Breckenridge. News February 27, 2013 Follow News. Submit Your News. A sisterhood of support in Summit County and beyond. Special to the Daily A gathering of PEO members of the Breckenridge chapter. In addition to supporting education for women throughout the state and nation, PEO chapters serve as strong internal support systems for their own members. They founded the Philanthropic Educational Organization PEO as a supportive sisterhood with the mission of promoting education among women. There are 6,000 separate PEO chapters throughout the United States and Canada - 240 in Colorado alone - adding up to nearly a quarter of a million members. It's no surprise, then, that PEO women can be found in Summit County, working behind the scenes to further the organization's supportive educational goals. Summit County is host to two PEO chapters, one in Dillon and one in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge chapter emphasizes sup...
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*  Sisterhood of Women who Shaved their Heads - Alopecia World
... Search. Sign Up. Sign In. Alopecia World It s Hair Loss Support At Its Best. Home. Meet Others. Photos. Videos. Blogs. Discussions. Groups. Shop. All Groups. My Groups. Sisterhood of Women who Shaved their Heads Created by Linda. View Groups. Information. This group is for women who have taken the bull by the horns and decided to shave their heads. It is also for those that aspire to someday shave their head. Hopefully we can provide support, guidance and compassion to one another. Members: 249 Latest Activity: Sep 5 Like 19 members like this. Share. Tweet. Discussion Forum. Why Do YOU Shave Your Head. Started by Pam Fitros. Last reply by wombat123 Sep 10, 2013. 37 Replies. 1 Like. Looking for Smooth Baldness Started by Nants the Rebellion Dog. Last reply by Themba Shenge Jul 30, 2012. 22 Replies. 1 Like. Letting our light shine Started by Cheryl, Co-founder. Last reply by PJ Oct 7, 2011. 9 Replies. 4 Likes. View All. Comment Wall. Comment You need to be a member of Sisterhood of Women who Shaved their H...
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(1/862) Programming for safe motherhood: a guide to action.

The Safe Motherhood Initiative has successfully stimulated much interest in reducing maternal mortality. To accelerate programme implementation, this paper reviews lessons learned from the experience of industrial countries and from demonstration projects in developing countries, and proposes intervention strategies of policy dialogue, improved services and behavioural change. A typological approach with three hypothetical settings from resource poor to resource rich environments is used to address the variability in health behaviours and infrastructure encountered when programming for safe motherhood.  (+info)

(2/862) Is antenatal care effective in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality?

Women in developing countries are dying from simple preventable conditions but what impact can the procedures collectively called antenatal care having in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity? More importantly what is antenatal care? This review found that questions have been raised about the impact of antenatal care (specifically on maternal mortality) since its inception in developed countries, and that although the questions continue to be asked there is very little research trying to find answers. Many antenatal procedures are essentially screening tests yet it was found that there were very few results showing sensitivity and specificity, and that they rarely complied with the established criteria for the effectiveness of a screening test. The acknowledged gold standard measurement of effectiveness is the randomized controlled trial, yet the only results available referred to nutritional supplementation. This service of flawed methodology has been exported to developing countries and is being promoted by WHO and other agencies. This paper argues that there is insufficient evidence to reach a firm decision about the effectiveness of antenatal care, yet there is sufficient evidence to cast doubt on the possible effect of antenatal care. Research is urgently required in order to identify those procedures which ought to be included in the antenatal process. In the final analysis the greatest impact will be achieved by developing a domiciliary midwifery service supported by appropriate local efficient obstetric services. That this domiciliary service should provide care for women in pregnancy is not disputed but the specific nature of this care needs considerable clarification.  (+info)

(3/862) Demonstrating programme impact on maternal mortality.

Reducing maternal mortality if one of the primary goals of safe mother hood programmes in developing countries. Maternal mortality is not, however, a feasible outcome indicator with which to judge the success of these programmes. This is due to an unfortunate combination of obstacles to measurement--some general to assessing the mortality impact of health programmes and some peculiar to estimating maternal mortality. There is a need to promote alternative views and measures of programme success, and alternative uses for information on maternal deaths.  (+info)

(4/862) The role of private providers in maternal and child health and family planning services in developing countries.

This paper uses data from the Demographic and Health Surveys program (DHS) in 11 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to explore the contribution of private health care providers to population coverage with a variety of maternal and child health and family planning services. The choice of countries and services assessed was mainly determined by the availability of data in the different surveys. Private providers contribute significantly to family planning services and treatment of children's infectious diseases in a number of the countries studied. This is as expected from the predictions of economic theory, since these goods are less subject to market failures. For the more 'public goods' type services, such as immunization and ante-natal care, their role is much more circumscribed. Two groups of countries were identified: those with a higher private provision role across many different types of services and those where private provision was limited to only one or two types of the services studied. The analysis identified the lack of consistent or systematic definitions of private providers across countries as well as the absence of data on many key services in most of the DHS surveys. Given the significance of private provision of public health goods in many countries, the authors propose much more systematic efforts to measure these variables in the future. This could be included in future DHS surveys without too much difficulty.  (+info)

(5/862) Integrating MCH/FP and STD/HIV services: current debates and future directions.

The issue of integrating MCH/FP and STD/HIV services has gained an increasingly high priority on public health agendas in recent years. In the prevailing climate of health sector reform, policy-makers are likely to be increasingly pressed to address the broader concept of "reproductive health' in the terms consolidated at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, and the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Integrated MCH/FP and STD/HIV services could be regarded as a significant step towards providing integrated reproductive health services, but clarity of issues and concerns is essential. A number of rationales have emerged which argue for the integration of these services, and many concerns have been voiced. There is little consensus, however, on the definition of "integrated services' and there are few documented case studies which might clarify the issues. This paper reviews the context in which rationales for "integrated services' emerged, the issues of concern and the case studies available. It concludes by suggesting future directions for research, noting in particular the need for country-specific and multi-dimensional frameworks and the appropriateness of a policy analysis approach.  (+info)

(6/862) Costs and financing of improvements in the quality of maternal health services through the Bamako Initiative in Nigeria.

This paper reports on a study to assess the quality of maternal health care in public health facilities in Nigeria and to identify the resource implications of making the necessary quality improvements. Drawing upon unifying themes from quality assurance, basic microeconomics and the Bamako Initiative, locally defined norms were used to estimate resource requirements for improving the quality of maternal health care. Wide gaps existed between what is required (the norm) and what was available in terms of fixed and variable resources required for the delivery of maternal health services in public facilities implementing the Bamako Initiative in the Local Government Areas studied. Given such constraints, it was highly unlikely that technically acceptable standards of care could be met without additional resource inputs to meet the norm. This is part of the cost of doing business and merits serious policy dialogue. Revenue generation from health services was poor and appeared to be more related to inadequate supply of essential drugs and consumables than to the use of uneconomic fee scales. It is likely that user fees will be necessary to supplement scarce government budgets, especially to fund the most critical variable inputs associated with quality improvements. However, any user fee system, especially one that raises fees to patients, will have to be accompanied by immediate and visible quality improvements. Without such quality improvements, cost recovery will result in even lower utilization and attempts to generate new revenues are unlikely to succeed.  (+info)

(7/862) Operational factors affecting maternal mortality in Tanzania.

Identification of the main operational factors in cases of maternal death within and outside the health care system is necessary for safe motherhood programmes. In this study, a follow-up was done of all 117 cases of maternal deaths in Ilala district, Dar es Salaam, 1991-1993, at all levels of care. In all, 79% received some medical care whereas 11% arrived too late for treatment. For each case the major operational factors and all health care interventions were defined through interviews with family members and health care staff and from hospital records, and the avoidability of each case was determined. In the health institutions where the women had consulted, the available resources were assessed. It was found that in most cases the husband (29%) or the mother (31%) of the woman decided on her care in cases of complications, and together with the lack of transport, this often caused delay at home. Also, delay in transfer from the district hospital was common. Cases of abortion complications were often not managed on time because of the delay in reporting to hospital or misleading information. Suboptimal care was identified in 77% of the cases reaching health care. Inadequate treatment was identified by the district health staff in 61% and by the referral centres in 12% of their cases. Wrong decision at the district level and lack of equipment at the referral centre were the main reasons for inadequate care. It is concluded that although community education on danger signs in pregnancy and labour is important, provision of the core resources and supplies for emergency obstetric interventions, as well as clear protocols for management and referral, are absolutely necessary for improvement of maternal survival.  (+info)

(8/862) Reducing perinatal mortality in developing countries.

The perinatal mortality rate (PNMR) is a key health status indicator. It is multifactorial in aetiology and is significantly influenced by the quality of health care. While there is an ethical imperative to act to improve quality of care when deficiencies are apparent, the lack of controls--when an interventions is applied to an entire service--makes it difficult to infer a causal relationship between the intervention and any subsequent change in PNMR. However, by specifically measuring avoidable perinatal deaths (those due to error or omission on the part of the health service), this limitation is partially overcome, and the impact of the intervention can be more rigorously evaluated. This paper reports the impact of perinatal audit in a rural African health district between 1991 and 1995. A total of 21,112 consecutive births were studied: the average number of deliveries increased by 31% from 325 to 424 per month. The PNMR (birth weight > or = 1000g) in 1991 was 27/1000, increased to 42/1000 in 1992, and fell steadily to 26/1000 in 1995 (40% reduction; p = 0.002). The proportion of avoidable deaths fell from 19% in 1991 to zero in the second half of 1995 (p = 0.0008). While factors associated with perinatal mortality are many, complex, and interrelated, this report suggests that mortality can be reduced significantly in resource-poor settings by improving quality of health care. Including the measurement of avoidable deaths in perinatal audit allows the impact of interventions to be more rigorously assessed than by simple measuring the PNMR.  (+info)


is there a separate program or health care service for maternal health care needs of pregnant teenagers?


is there a separate program in health centers? or do pregnant teenagers receive the same maternal health care service like that of pregnant adults? thanks!
do pregnant teenagers receive a different antenatal care service or it's just the same service as pregnant adults would have? 

setting: Philippines

thanks!
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not a separate program


How are the adult mental health services compared to child and adolescent mental health services in the UK?


I've been in mental health services since i was 11. I'm 17 now n 18 later this year. I've found child and adolescent mental health services useless up to this point.

So i guess i'm just wondering if there's better care provided by the adult team?
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Child and adolescent services in the UK are so **** I was in CAHMS since I was 10 and they never helped one bit but adult services aren't so great either. I'm 18 now and I have only just been taken seriously after being hospitalized and finally I have a diagnosis but they do not listen, the UK are hopeless in health care because its free. I hope you get the help you need, good luck x


What mental health services could you benefit from?


Hi, I'm conducting an informal survey for mental health services, my question is, if you were to receive counseling or assistance from a mental health services provider, what would you want?  For example if you are depressed, what kind of attention/care would you hope to get?  I appreciate your time.  Thanks!
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I am already on medication for both BiPolar and anxiety, so I suppose that talk therapy about the causes of my episodes would be helpful, too.


What do you think of mental health services and young people?


Do you think young people know a lot about mental health services available to them in their area or school. I am interested in working with young people with mental health problems/issues, but I don't know how to go about this topic. Do you think there are many young people that are suffering in silence about their mental health well being and lastly do you think young people only see mental health services available to adults and are young people embarrassed about discussing mental health issues. Thanks for reading.
Mental health services globally.
Mental health services globally.
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well, I am a young girl (15) and I'm suffering in silence. I have been feeling depressed and self harming for 9 months now, and the reason I haven't gone to anyone is because I'm scared of putting my emotions right put their. in my opinion, I don't think many high schools offer enough help and support and awareness of these kind of issues. if you're interested in working with young mentally Ill people, then do a psychology course and observe the behaviour of people you might think are suffering with serious issues. I know it would be easier for me if someone came up to me and said that they noticed something was up and was there to offer support. I think it's great what you're doing, not sure if this was the right answer you're looking for. hope I helped


What is the purpose of student health services at college?


Wondering why they are there, is it a nurse or what? And when would you go to see them?
I was feeling really dizzy the other day and was going to go to have them check my blood pressure heart rate but wasn't sure what they were really there for. LOL

First year at college. Just diagnosed with a rare, fatal lung/heart disease, not many doctors or nurses know about so not even sure if the health services at my college can help me if I have an issue while in class.
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Student Health Services is your line of protection away at school. If the school you attend is large, there is probably more than one nurse. The nurse may be an LVN(licensed vocational nurse)that dispenses health care. Surely the Health Services has a doctor, but the doctor may be on call for emergencies. I remember when I was a freshman, I got my penis caught in my pants zipper and could not release the zipper. I placed a towel around my waist and walked to the health-services building. The nurse was attractive, and the last person I wanted to show my stuck penis was she. She tried to remove my penis without success, so she called the doctor. The doctor also tried to release my penis from the zipper, but my penis would not move. The doctor filled a syringe with a solution like Novcaine and injected a small amount around my penis. In 15 minutes, my penis was numb, and the doctor had to force my penis from the zipper. The glan of my penis was cut, and the doctor bandaged my penis, gave me a Tetanus shot and sent me to my apartment. The doctor advised me to wear a Kotex around my penis until healed.

Sorry for the long description, but I had to explain.

Harrald


Is it hard to get a job as a medical and health services manager?


I want to pursue a degree in public health to become a medical and health services manager, but I'm worried about the competition of the job. Is it hard to get a position as a medical and health services manager after you graduate?
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One of the requirements to complete a Masters Degree in Health Systems Management is a year long internship.  I have worked with at least ten interns, and I have found that if the person is exceptional at the work, we always either hired them, or found a job for them somewhere else.  A Masters Degree is the entry level degree for the job, with many continuing on for PhD.  If you want to direct doctors and other high level healthcare providers, you need excellent educational credentials.


How to find affordable mental health services?


A friend of mine is suffering from severe anxiety and depression. So badly, she can no longer work. She would like to get help but most psychologists charge around $80 - $100/hour. Does anyone know how to get affordable mental health services? She is not religious - so religious organizatons are not an option.  Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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Because of my financial difficulties my mental health provider has what they call a "max pay".  It has a cap of $40 a month, and I can get all the visits that I need.  Call around and see if any of the providers near you have this service


Is health services administration in healthcare or business?


Is health services administration in healthcare or business?
Which field is it in?

Im going to do my bachelors in Health Services Administration. But the problem is I dont know what to do after. I was thinking getting a joint degree in MHSA/MBA or get a masters in public health with a specilization in health policy/ management.

Which degree would be best?

And as for my title would the bachelors major be considered in healthcare or business? Is the hiring outlook good?
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Good Question.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos014.htm

It's Health Care Management and it requires the knowledge of business and health care administration. I think it is in it's own category.