Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre, a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.
Conventional wisdom won’t help reduce death and illness related to complications of pregnancy, childbirth or unsafe abortion. But a multi-facted approach to reducing maternal death and illness can.
We must expand the definition of gender based violence and be realistic about efforts to curtail let alone eradicate it.
Significant progress has been made towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Over the last few years, instead of praising these achievements and reflecting on how we can use the model of AIDS treatment for other diseases, we have seen a “backlash” against the enormous efforts and in particular, the funding devoted to global AIDS.
Can we all find common ground around improving maternal health in the United States and around the world?
Childbirth and pregnancy are extremely dangerous endeavors for the women of the world but most especially for women in developing nations and even more especially for teen girls in developing nations. We know this. We know that anti-choice, religious right extremists prefer to throw women and girls under the bus rather than admit to this fact. But it is the truth.
California’s Proposition 4 is leading in the polls; Indiana counties develop a new abortion restriction strategy; new sex ed policy developed for Gloucester; a conservative legal scholar looks at what would happen if Roe fell.
A report card on progress made on health at the G8 Summit gave poor marks to the world’s most powerful leaders and maternal health may be faring the worst of all.