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4 June 2012
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UNFPA and its Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) partners are to hold a Conference of Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance in Tunisia to discuss the better use of available resources... Read more
29 May 2012
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South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, demonstrated the country's commitment to improving health in South Africa with the launch of CARMMA at Osindisweni Hospital in Verulam in... Read more
28 May 2012
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ISTANBUL, 25 May 2012 — Lawmakers from 110 countries reaffirmed today their support for the principles and goals of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD),... Read more
24 May 2012
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For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of only in whispers, if... Read more
22 May 2012
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New York, 22 May 2012 — Affordable, life-saving medicines and health supplies with the potential to save millions of lives are not reaching the children and women who most need them. To help change... Read more
18 May 2012
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The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children will meet in New York on 22 May, to ensure increased access to affordable, effective, quality medicines and health supplies for the... Read more
17 May 2012
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As part of the Accelerated Midwifery Training Programme being undertaken in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Health, 245 midwives graduated in May 2012 after completing one year of training. Ethiopia’s... Read more
17 May 2012
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The maternal death rate in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by 41 per cent in 20 years. The 1990 rate of 850 deaths per 100,000 live births declined to a regional average of 500 deaths per 100,000 live... Read more
16 May 2012
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Français / Espanõl UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 16 May 2012 – The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates ... Read more
11 May 2012
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The Tribune (India), 8 May 2012 By Babatunde Osotimehin   The poor gender ratio continues to challenge planners and experts because women are assigned a peripheral role in the success story of the... Read more

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