Thirty-eight of 58 countries surveyed may fail to meet their target of 95 percent coverage by skilled attendants by 2015 unless an additional 120,000 midwives are trained, deployed and retained. A new report also indicates that upgrading midwifery services could save more than 3.6 million lives each year by 2015.
The Republican/Tea Party majorities in the House of Representatives are, literally, salivating at the prospect of cutting aid to the world’s poorest women.
When mothers around the world are supported – by ensuring they have access to family planning – families, communities, and nations flourish.
I am concerned about the lack of coverage for the daily violation of women’s rights that occurs on the labor and delivery unit.
The architectural design of two newly built public maternity hospitals in Malawi, which has one of the world’s highest rates of women dying in childbirth, seeks to respect the human rights of birthing women and has had a significant impact on Malawi’s maternal health care system. Ill-designed government-run maternal health centers litter many poor countries and contribute to unacceptably high maternal death rates. There’s a pressing global need to design public maternity units that uphold the dignity of socially disadvantaged women.
Citizen volunteers are at the front lines of a community-driven initiative for saving lives and preserving health for women in Kissidougou.
Rachel Sabbath honors the biblical matriarch who died in childbirth. As Rachel Sabbath approaches, a rabbi underscores the moral and human dimensions of reproductive health and rights, and urges every one of us to act.
Republican supporters of this bill and their witnesses repeatedly asserted in the hearing that abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life. That is simply not true.
It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals. Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.
Awatif is from Darfur, Sudan and is a survivor of fistula who turned her own suffering and ultimate good fortune into a quest to help other women.