Navigation Links
White Ribbon Alliance Calls for Investments to Save Women's Lives Lost in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date:4/16/2008

Joins with Maternal Health Champions on Capitol Hill to Ask U.S. to Meet Obligations to World's Poorest Nations

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood today took its call for world leaders to invest in women's health to Capitol Hill. Citing recent reports that the UN Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015 is unlikely to be met in Asia until 2076 and many years later in Africa, they were joined by Congressional leaders who appealed for stronger participation by the US in global efforts to strengthen women's access to quality health care, underscoring that 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing nations and jeopardize progress to reduce infant mortality and eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

"All of us would be hard-pressed to think of a tragedy more devastating than a woman dying in childbirth," said Lois Capps, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. "As a public health nurse who worked closely with young mothers and their families, I know too well that the loss of a mother shatters her family and threatens the well-being of her surviving children."

"Maternal mortality is the single greatest health indicator of the failure of governments to meet the basic needs of society's poorest and most vulnerable women," continued Capps. "All nations bear responsibility for women dying needlessly in childbirth and must meet our obligations to assist the governments without adequate resources to invest in women's health."

Experts estimate a package of maternal health services costing less than US$1.50 per person could make significant improvements in women's health in the 75 countries where 95% of maternal and child deaths occur. Yet, funding for family planning and reproductive health has declined since the mid-1990s, especially if HIV/AIDS money is excluded. Aid to the least developed countries has essentially stalled since 2
'/>"/>

SOURCE White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
2. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
3. Glass Lewis Recommends Arrow Shareholders Vote on the White Proxy Card for Merger With Teleflex and for Current Board of Directors at Arrow Annual Meeting
4. Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors
5. Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White Houses National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
6. Older blacks and Latinos still lag whites in controlling diabetes
7. New RAPS White Paper Details Career Development of Healthcare Products Regulatory Professionals
8. Black gay men, lesbians, have fewer mental disorders than whites, says Mailman School of PH study
9. Marian Jones Should Return Olympic Medals, Says Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Bob Weiner
10. Whites take supplemental breast cancer therapy more often than blacks
11. Differences observed between black and white women in use of breast cancer therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2014)... August 23, 2014 The report ... Trends & Forecasts to 2018” defines and segments ... forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. It ... global polycarbonate resin market with analysis of trends, ... segmented, and consumption and revenues are forecasted on ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... August 23, 2014 Having been in the ... hygienist from Arlington, Texas, saw a need for an effective ... "That’s when I came up with the idea for my ... an effective way for a user to clean the mouth ... carry multiple items. It also helps avoid plaque buildup and ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Legal ... system created by Greg Marks has been generating a ... this month. The commotion surrounding the new product has ... investigative review. , “In recent years the ... software systems, commonly referred to as robots or ‘bots,'” ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 2014 Professional kitchen employees, prospective chefs ... in preparing for Food Safety Certification exams thanks to ... Dynamic Path. , Dynamic Path announced the release of ... than 200 review questions for culinary industry students and ... cover requirements of the ServSafe® Food Safety Certification, National ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Youth substance abuse is ... no different in Houston, TX. Substance abuse can happen ... to drug and alcohol dependency in higher numbers than ... beat substance abuse, but don’t know where to find ... can be a challenge because most treatment options are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications and Geography Projected to $18.3 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Legal Insider Bot Review Examining Greg Marks’ Trading Software Released 2Health News:Food Handler Safety Certification Made Easy with Dynamic Path 2Health News:New Houston Hotline Assisting Juveniles in Locating Dependable Rehabilitation Help 2
... and its partner Hyderabad-based Biological E. Ltd. announced ... a pediatric phase II clinical trial for Intercell’s ... ,The randomized and controlled study aims to demonstrate ... vaccine compared to a locally produced mouse-brain Japanese ...
... the U.S. population. Nearly one-third of affected people have ... do not work well. Those who suffer from it ... biofeedback treatment can successfully retrain muscles. ,The biofeedback ... and exercise or another treatment (sham) that included muscle ...
... Responding to calls for a fair distribution of bird ... to create a global stockpile of vaccines// for developing ... great importance in the fight against avian influenza, WHO ... The Jakarta Post Thursday. ,Chan met President ...
... and Wales have been accused of being institutionally racist. ... although services are pioneers in moving towards equity, they ... challenges of a multi-cultural society. ,The "Count ... Commission, makes grim reading for people of African and ...
... during a recent influenza B epidemic in Japan showed ... drugs//, according to a study. ,Two antiviral ... drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors, have been effective against ... evidence of the emergence of oseltamivir-resistant type A viruses, ...
... ruling in Alberta empowers pharmacists to prescribe medicines to ... will be allowed to take a decision on the ... or prescriptions given by doctors. ,Though this ... about the ability of the pharmacists to diagnose medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation 2Health News:Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation 3Health News:Chances of Tackling Racism in Mental Health Care is Still Remote 2Health News:Study Suggests Some Drug Resistance to Influenza B Medications 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Hermann Health System and The University of Texas ... to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at ... Houston area. Starting in ... professional breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann,s 10 ... Woodlands , Northeast, Southwest and Sugar Land ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 The spinal column is ... human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through ... and nervous system. Injury or ailment here can be life ... a loss of control over their body. Though back injury ... person,s life, there are more options available to make things ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... Brazil and ... and commonly prescribe long-acting beta-agonist (LABA)- and long-acting ... so within current severe cost/coverage constraints. Therefore, new ... expected to launch in these countries—which will considerably ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4Don't Live in Pain: Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery 2Novel Fixed-Dose Combinations for COPD in Brazil and Mexico Will Compete With Well-Established Therapies in an Environment Dominated by Aggressive Cost-Control Mechanisms 2Novel Fixed-Dose Combinations for COPD in Brazil and Mexico Will Compete With Well-Established Therapies in an Environment Dominated by Aggressive Cost-Control Mechanisms 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: