Tagged: maternal health

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Sierra Leone used to be the worst place in the world to give birth. On 28 April last year, the government of Sierra Leone took a huge step in the fight to reduce maternal and child deaths by making health care free for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five.

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Every three years Oxfam Canada members join together to meet Oxfam program partners from around the world and discuss our role in the global movement for change. The 2010 gathering explored the themes of gender based violence, maternal health, poverty, security, climate change, and food security.

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As African leaders return home from the AU Summit, they must now take immediate action to implement the maternal and child health promises they have made here, a coalition of civil society organizations said today.

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African governments must keep their promises to invest in healthcare, a coalition of organizations from across the continent said today, at the launch of the "Alternative Presidents Debate" at the African Union Summit in Kampala.

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On June 24, Oxfam's G8 "Big Heads" were in Huntsville 'naked' and 'pregnant.' Their modesty preserved only by a maple leaf, they will illustrate the G8's failure to keep their promises to poor people around the world.

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Joint agency release: It is a global scandal that millions of women and newborn babies die or suffer severe injury during childbirth every year – despite the fact that the vast majority of these injuries and deaths are preventable.

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In 2008, Ghana made healthcare free for pregnant women, partly thanks to foreign aid money. These photos show how this has already helped hundreds of thousands of women – and what else aid can achieve.

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