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Childhood Mortality Hits Record Low

<i>Click on the audio player to hear the full interview.</i><p>A new report published today shows great progress in addressing childhood mortality rates worldwide. For the first time, the number of deaths among children under the age of five has dipped below 6 million—a number that hovered around 12.7 …

Child mortality halved since 1990, but MDG goal missed, says UN report

Despite a dramatic drop in global child deaths, the millennium development goal of a two-third fall by the end of this year will not be achieved, UN agencies say<p>The numbers of children around the world who die before their fifth birthday have dropped by half since 1990, official figures show, but …

Child Mortality Rates Have Dropped By 53% Since 1990: UN

Still, advocates aren't celebrating just yet.<p>More children than ever before are living to celebrate their 5th birthdays. But health advocates are disappointed that figures have fallen short of the U.N.’s child mortality goals.<p>This year, 5.9 million kids under 5 died from preventable conditions. …

Britain’s child mortality rate twice Sweden’s – report

Preschool children in the UK are almost twice as likely to die as children of the same age in Sweden, with growing levels of inequality to blame for the discrepancy, a team of researchers have found.<p>The study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, found there were 614 deaths per …

Why You Shouldn't Be Totally Depressed By A Report On Child Mortality

Every year, millions of kids and teenagers die around the world, often from preventable and treatable conditions. It is a troubling statistic. But if you look beneath the surface numbers, you'll find signs of hope, says Theo Vos, a professor of global health at the University of Washington in …

How to Reduce India’s Infant Mortality Rate

By<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SuryatapaB<p>Google+<p>Suryatapa.Bhattacharya@wsj.com<p>Child mortality rates in India could be significantly reduced if community health workers visited new mothers regularly, a new study suggests.<p>The study, published in the …

Missing Mothers | The Untold Story of Maternal Mortality | UNICEF

Healthy Women, Healthy World: CARE Maternal Health Programs in sub-Saharan Africa

Every Minute Counts: Improve Maternal Health (MDG #5/EngenderHealth)

Maternal health: Where are we today?

Cultural Barriers: Maternal Health in East Africa

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Timeline in the United States

Maternal deaths in India documentary film

MDG #5: Maternal Health

What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?

<b>What are MDGs 4 and 5 all about?</b><p>MDG4 aims to reduce child mortality, while MDG5 is focused on improving maternal health.<p>The child health goal has one target: to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015. At its inception in 2000, the maternal health goal was also limited to a …

Millennium development goals 4 and 5: 15 achievements on reducing child mortality and better maternal health

• Between 1990 and 2012, the global child mortality rate almost halved. The UN has referred to this decline in preventable child deaths as “one of the most significant achievements in human history”.<br>• About 17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990.<br>• The mortality rate for children under five is …

Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About

Unsafe abortion is a maternal health crisis in countries where abortion is illegal or difficult to access, leading to 47,000 preventable deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Tuesday, we stood united on the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion because …

Transforming Mandera County's Deadly Reputation For Maternal Health

<i>Photo Credit; @islamicrelief</i><p>For many women in Mandera County a hard to reach, insecure and arid part of North Eastern Kenya, the story of life from childhood to adulthood is one about sheer pain and struggle for survival.<p>As little girls, they undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), a painful …

Uganda's supreme court rules maternal health suit must be heard

Government could be held to account over maternal healthcare shortcomings after decision to dismiss case is overturned on appeal<p>Health rights activists in Uganda have hailed a supreme court ruling that the constitutional court must hear a petition on whether the government is liable for failing to …

Real justice could finally be delivered by Uganda's key maternal health ruling | Asia Russell

By putting the spotlight on Uganda’s government, the supreme court’s ruling in the case of two women who died in childbirth has changed the political climate<p>On 30 October the main courtroom in Uganda’s supreme court was packed with people waiting – spilling into the stairwells and hallways …

Liya Kebede: The Mother Championing Change In Global Maternal Health

Liya Kebede might be most known as a frontrunner in the fashion world, but the mother-of-two has another significant passion outside her modelling …

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Live Q&A: how to improve maternal health in conflict and extreme poverty

Join an expert panel on Thursday 28 January to discuss ways to improve healthcare for new and expectant mothers in insecure environments<p>Around the world, 800 women die every day from preventable pregnancy-related causes – 99% of which occur in developing countries. The sustainable development goals …

11 ideas to improve maternal health in areas of conflict and extreme poverty

How can we improve healthcare for new and expectant mothers in insecure environments? Our panel of experts share their thoughts<p>The lower social status of women and girls often translates into less education, which means they often don’t know where to access maternal healthcare or seek remedies when …