Navigation Links
U.S. Maternal Health Program: Marks 20 Years of Support to Mothers and Childbearing Women
Date:5/8/2009

Washington, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Mother's Day, May 10th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will mark 20 years of work to research, prevent and treat the major causes of maternal death and disability in high burden countries.

"Women give and protect life, nurture body and mind, and sustain communities large and small," said Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Global Health. "Women make extraordinary contributions as caregivers and caretakers, as well as breadwinners and bread-makers. By averting maternal death and disability that cost families and communities so much, we can improve the productive capacity of women in their own nations."

Every year, more than half a million women die and many more suffer complications from childbirth. Women in sub-Saharan Africa die in childbirth at a rate that is more than 150 times greater than in the United States. USAID maternal health programs have helped to reduce under-5 mortality in almost 30 countries and maternal mortality in 10 countries within a decade.

Strengthening the capacity and number of skilled birth attendants; reducing financial barriers to access care; and improving health information systems have helped to reduce maternal and newborn deaths dramatically.

USAID has sharpened its focus on a set of interventions targeting specific complications of pregnancy and birth that lead to high mortality rates, including excessive bleeding, hypertension, infections, anemia, and prolonged labor. These conditions alone account for two-thirds of maternal deaths in the developing world.

Since 2004 USAID has also supported a program to repair obstetric fistula, a vaginal injury caused by obstructed labor that results in chronic incontinence. More than 10,000 women in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have received surgery to repair this devastating injury.

These effort
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. A childs IQ could be affected by maternal epilepsy
2. Maternal depression and controlling behavior associated with increased stress response in infants
3. Lynn Clark Callister, National Leader in Maternal-Child Health Nursing, Joins March of Dimes Advisory Council
4. Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries
5. MacArthur commits $11 million to further UCSF work in maternal safety
6. A maternal link to Alzheimers disease
7. November issue of Reproductive Health Matters focuses on maternal mortality
8. Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
9. Prenatal exposure to maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring
10. Maternal love: How a mothers brain responds to her infant
11. Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or ... development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study ... or both could help prevent cataracts. To investigate this ... Harvard Medical School in Boston, and his colleagues examined ... vitamin E. The trial was initially designed to study ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... North America will be recognizing their shared fundraising impact ... on Thursday, Sept. 25. , The first-ever Dance Marathon ... more than $20 million projected to be raised by ... their community’s CMN Hospital. Donations generated through Dance Marathon ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola ... The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led research, published today in ... the use of fecal samples from wild great apes ... the virus. This represents a new tool for performing ... way Ebola virus is studied and improve our understanding ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke ... such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers ... infections. , In a study published online Sept. 18, ... Duke Medicine and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore detail ... hitchhike on immune cells in the lymph nodes and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration ... TAG Social Savvy Awards this week at a special ... Center in Downtown Atlanta. The event celebrates Georgia’s best ... was honored with the 2014 TAG Social Savvy People’s ... innovators in 6 other award categories: , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts 2Health News:250 Campuses Usher in School Year of Saving Kids’ Lives During First-Ever “Dance Marathon Day” on Sept. 25 2Health News:Research yields a game changer for improving understanding of Ebola and great apes 2Health News:Research yields a game changer for improving understanding of Ebola and great apes 3Health News:New insights on an ancient plague could improve treatments for infections 2Health News:Winners Honored at 2014 TAG Social Savvy Awards 2Health News:Winners Honored at 2014 TAG Social Savvy Awards 3
... A group of Northeast Ohio breast,cancer survivors continue to ... the disease by participating in the sport of Dragon ... canoeing, involves a team of 22,paddlers racing in 40-foot-long ... the team offers women living with breast cancer an,opportunity ...
... Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ... Add increased suffering for people with ragweed allergies to ... new study suggests. , Recent research indicates that ... longer ragweed seasons and more concentrated pollen counts, says ...
... certain genotype more affected, study finds , , MONDAY, Aug. ... containing codeine may be unwittingly risking the health of ... indicates that a relatively rare genetic predisposition causes some ... than normal -- possibly harming the infant,s central nervous ...
... at menopause as well as a woman,s breastfeeding practices ... breast cancer. That was the conclusion of a new ... CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American ... distinct and separate hormonal risk factors associated with different ...
... Bikes Belong and Humana, launches Freewheelin ... bike-sharing initiative ... Inaugural Ride, DENVER, Aug. 24 Bike-sharing officially,rolled into Denver ... date: Freewheelin. Leading 100 cyclists,through the streets of Denver, Mayor Hickenlooper ...
... Benefit Group, LLC announces iCan Insurance, LLC ("iCan Insurance", "iCan") ... Inc. , ... Boca Raton, FL ... iCan Insurance, LLC ("iCan Insurance", "iCan") is now offering major ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dragon Dream Team Continues to Send Message of Hope a Year Later 2Health News:Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons 2Health News:Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant 2Health News:Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant 3Health News:Breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of breast cancer type 2Health News:Kicking Into High Gear: Nation's Largest Bike-Sharing Program Debuts at Democratic National Convention 2Health News:Kicking Into High Gear: Nation's Largest Bike-Sharing Program Debuts at Democratic National Convention 3Health News:Kicking Into High Gear: Nation's Largest Bike-Sharing Program Debuts at Democratic National Convention 4Health News:iCan Benefit Group, LLC Announces: Major Medical Division Now Offers Avalon Healthcare Products 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 Research ... "China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016" ... as a indispensable medical device in percutaneous coronary intervention ... stent, but also as a device for pre-/post-stent dilatations. ... related to that of PCI. As national ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... the United States , 54 percent ... BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar for BRAF -mutation-positive unresectable ... have prescribed GlaxoSmithKline,s MEK inhibitor Mekinist. Among current ... (42 percent and 43 percent, respectively) expects to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014   Fruit Street ... secured an initial seed round of funding. ... was led by a series of individual investors, the ... whom participated in the initial round are; Houston ... Medical Center Urologist Stacy Childs, Rapha Family Medicine Practice ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016 2China PTCA Balloon Market Investment Report, 2014-2016 3At One Year Post-Launch, Approximately One Half of Surveyed U.S. Medical Oncologists Have Prescribed Single-Agent Tafinlar and Mekinist to Their Malignant Melanoma Patients 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 3
... 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: ... the Anhydro business, a Soeborg, Denmark -based global supplier of ...  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. , ... Anhydro supplies a wide range ...
... Young Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq: YDNT ) today announced that its ... per share, payable September 15, 2010 to all shareholders ... Directors also authorized the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of ... July 31, 2011 , replaces the current authorization which is scheduled ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SPX Completes Acquisition of Anhydro 2SPX Completes Acquisition of Anhydro 3Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program 2
Microwell-EIA for the detection of GAD Autoantibody....
The NPT7 blood gas analyzer measures pH/blood gases and oximetry on 90 L sample volume with a two-step sampling procedure. Clinical tests compare NPT7 accuracy to that of benchtop analyzers. 30 sampl...
... GEM Premier 3000 simplifies and ... addition to unique features such ... and comprehensive menu options, the ... Intelligent Quality Management (iQM), an ...
... IRMA TRUpoint sets the standard for ... chemistries right at your patient's side ... This powerful, self contained system can ... CCU to ICU, or wherever you ...
Medicine Products: