Navigation Links
New Initiative Poised To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates By More Than 25 Percent
Date:5/22/2009

Groundbreaking New Effort Addressing the Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality to be featured in Upcoming Documentary Film

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, more than half a million of the world's women lose their life during childbirth; a global crisis that has seen little to no improvement over the past seven years. Last year, an effort spearheaded by Pathfinder International capitalized on groundbreaking new technologies in the field of maternal health sought to address this crisis head on. What are these new technologies and how are they integrated into family planning programs? What impact have they had on women's lives already and what can we expect in the future? How will they improve social returns on investments in this area?

WHAT: On May 27th, the MacArthur Foundation and Pathfinder International will discuss dramatic results thus far in reducing maternal mortality utilizing this new technology and model of care. The program, entitled Continuum of Care: Addressing Maternal Health in India and Nigeria, features the introduction and distribution of an innovative new technology to address postpartum hemorrhage, the "anti-shock garment." The initiative will focus efforts on India and Nigeria, two countries that comprise more than one-third of all maternal deaths worldwide.

WHO: MacArthur Foundation and Pathfinder International

WHEN: May 27th, 12:00pm

WHERE: National Press Club, First Amendment Room

Pathfinder International places reproductive health care at the center of all that we do--believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but it is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, while paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pa
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pathfinder International
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Senate Republican Budget Would End Health Initiatives That Save Lives and Money
2. Holder, Sebelius to Announce New Initiative to Fight Medicare Waste, Fraud and Abuse
3. MEDai Helps Medicare Part D Sponsors Adhere to CMS Medication Therapy Management Initiative
4. Mitchell and Jopari Say Green Transaction Initiatives Play Key Role in P&C and Group Health Industry Environmental Best Practices
5. YWCA USA 2009 Hallmark Initiative Awards Presented to YWCA Central Massachusetts and YWCA Niagara
6. Educational initiatives improve quality of care delivery
7. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Announces New Food Allergy Initiative Advocacy Steering Committee
8. CMSA Delivers Important Message to Congress: Case Management Services Improve Patient Care and Should Be Key Strategy in Health Care Reform Initiatives
9. Ann Marie DeMatteo Joins CME LLC as Vice President of Educational Initiatives, Drives Innovative Programming Approaches
10. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Revenue Increased 11% to a Record $111.6 Million and Earnings Per Share Increased 40% to $1.46
11. President Obama Calls for a New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation ... Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar Awards program, launched ... and productive research careers in digestive diseases. This ... additional year allowing for three consecutive years of ... faculty who are paving the way for promising ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... led by a researcher from the Cancer Science Institute ... Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell which ... of developing new drugs for the treatment of this ... group, led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, Research Assistant ... that a cancer-specific variant of a cell surface protein, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Previous studies have shown that proliferation of endogenous ... damage to neurons and axons. From the perspective ... from Sun Yat-sen University in China observed the ... neural precursor cell proliferation and expression of basic ... the rat brain on the infarct side. The ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Over the last few decades researchers have characterized a ... physiology and behavior in all types of species, from ... been identified, but researchers surmise there are more. A ... University of Pennsylvania wondered if big-data approaches could find ... led by John Hogenesch, PhD, professor of Pharmacology and ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... April 22, 2014: The Association for Molecular Pathology ... Journal of Molecular Diagnostics on recommendations for ... and master,s levels of education. The report was ... Task Force of the AMP Training and Education ... need of educating future medical laboratory scientists appropriately ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:Bioinformatics profiling identifies a new mammalian clock gene 2Health News:AMP publishes curriculum recommendations for medical laboratory scientists 2
... , ... ago to help her lose weight after the birth of her last child. At just ... valves were so severely damaged because of the diet drug. , ... Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) April 8, 2010 -- Pocatello resident Cindy Cartwright knows ...
... , ... HyGreen™ has been recognized in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition, one of ... ... Xhale Innovations’ HyGreen™ has been recognized in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence ...
... ... the clamorous demand for greater social and environmental accountability and meet the UN-set goal ... their concerns and showcase their successes. , ... (PRWEB) April 8, 2010 -- A major national conference on ...
... Acclaimed workforce ... , ... -- As budget-conscious companies look for creative ways to reduce employee turnover, cut back on ... growing trend. Billed as a progressive workplace benefit, PRtW is designed to smooth the transition ...
... with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and ... a landmark study supported by the National Heart, Lung, ... Health. Overall, sleep apnea more than doubles the risk ... common disorder in which the upper airway is intermittently ...
... ... ... During the month of April, AthletiCo Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy celebrates ... occupational/hand therapists are the premier specialists in treating upper extremity diagnoses. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Triple Heart Valve Replacement Saves Local Women's Life at Portneuf Medical Center: Woman Gets a Second Chance at Life After Taking Fen-Phen 2Health News:ROBRADY Design's Work with Xhale Innovations Inc. Wins 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards 2Health News:ROBRADY Design's Work with Xhale Innovations Inc. Wins 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards 3Health News:Reducing Energy Consumption Dramatically: Green IT Conference Addresses Administration's Goals 2Health News:Intellicate Announces New “Phased Return to Work” (PRtW) Service 2Health News:Intellicate Announces New “Phased Return to Work” (PRtW) Service 3Health News:Sleep apnea tied to increased risk of stroke 2Health News:Sleep apnea tied to increased risk of stroke 3Health News:Sleep apnea tied to increased risk of stroke 4Health News:AthletiCo Offers Occupational Therapy Tips for Managing Arthritis 2Health News:AthletiCo Offers Occupational Therapy Tips for Managing Arthritis 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... of high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: ... from top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner practice, ... is the first in Loudoun County ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, is a ... Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. "As altitude ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , January 14, 2014 ... Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs, today announced that it ... fourth straight year.   Equashield,s closed ... technicians, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals who ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
... Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the company,s president and chief operating officer, is scheduled ... Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Wednesday, ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030226/RIGLLOGO ) To ...
... 7, 2011   Talyst has released an updated ... The bar code technology ensures virtually 100% of medications ... The improved AutoLabel is a complete ... and white transfer labels to improve patient safety at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Talyst Updates Its AutoLabel® Solution 2
... INSTAT Collagen Absorbable Hemostat is a purified ... prepared as a sponge-like pad, is lightly ... which is an inherent property of collagen, ... structure of this protein. The helical structure ...
... Microspin centrifuge offers reliable microhematocrit determinations. Although ... it is more affordable than most competitive ... assures rapid spin-downs, and the included reader ... variety of circumstances. Offering quieter operation than ...
... international engineering and design specifications, Smith ... System* provides seamless integration with existing ... open reduction internal fixational procedures (AO ... well beyond the standard, providing a ...
... of the most technically demanding specialties within ... offers the highly specialized surgeon a complete ... the pelvis and acetabulum. , ,Joel ... pelvic surgeon, is the designer of this ...
Medicine Products: