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Joy Online, Ghana Incessant alcohol abuse killing more in the Upper West
The high maternal and juvenile mortality in the Upper West Region is the result of incessant alcohol abuse among expectant mothers, the Regional Director of health, Dr Erasmus Agongo has said.

The New Vision, Uganda Negligent medics to be interdicted
The Ministry of Health is to interdict negligent health workers to check maternal deaths. The assistant commissioner for reproductive health, Dr. Anthony Mbonye, said maternal death audits were being conducted and a report would be ready soon.

The Tide Online Commissioner advises Nigerian men on maternal mortality
Dr. Fred Achem, the commissioner for health in Kogi, in Lokoja advised Nigerian men to endeavour to know more about maternal mortality rate in the country. Achem gave the advice at the opening of a two-day advocacy meeting of stakeholders on strategies to reduce maternal mortality rate in the state. He said more knowledge was necessary not only for the men to appreciate the enormity of the problem, but to contribute towards the reduction of the incidence.

The Telegraph, Calcutta, India Express vehicles for moms - Emergency transport for expecting women
In an attempt to encourage institutional delivery and make transportation available 24 hours for pregnant women, National Rural Health Mission and health and family welfare department would launch a scheme called Janani Express.

Health Newstrack Many maternal deaths worldwide are preventable
Women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, more may die from treatable infectious diseases than from conditions directly linked to pregnancy, revealed by researchers.

Nyasa Times, Malawi Malawi Midwives body hits at female legislators
Association of Malawi Midwives (AMM) and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRAM) has voiced concern that female parliamentarians have failed to articulate issues that affect women in parliament and sees no need for having a deliberate policy on more women representation in the August House...Kamwendo was wary that Malawi is losing many women due to complications during or after giving birth as mothers are not protected by law.

Unique Pakistan 60 million dollar USAID funded family planning programme launched in Pakistan
...according to international studies Pakistan’s health indicators are among the worst in the world. For every 100,000 children born, 350 to 500 mothers die annually.

All Africa Nigeria: Quack Midwifes to Blame for Maternal Mortality - Experts
The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria yesterday attributed the increase in maternal and neonatal mortality in the country to quack midwifes undertaking 90 percent of deliveries.

The News, International 2008 to be celebrated as year of LHWs
The Ministry of Health has declared 2008 as the ‘Year of Lady Health Workers.’ The decision has been taken to celebrate the contributions of LHWs as a cadre that safeguards the health needs of the community, and to capitalize the outreach of these ‘lady soldiers on foot’ to overcome the deficits of infant-, child- and maternal mortality rates in Pakistan.

Philippine Information Agency Efforts to curb maternal deaths doubled
Health officials in Capiz are doubling their efforts to decrease and even curb maternal deaths. Maternal and Child Health Coordinator Cristita Grandflor of the Provincial Health Office of Capiz said that they have been conducting a series of trainings for health workers in the province.

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