Perilous year for Philippine typhoon mothers

Philippines

“There’s no question in my mind the poor are poorer than they were before the typhoon… many thousands of families in the typhoon-affected areas are still living hand to mouth,” Olney said

Philippines: Infant care as nature intended

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De Ocampo, one of the active advocates of KMC in the country, adds, “There are so many advantages to KMC. The skin-to-skin contact alone makes it beneficial to the newborn.”

Philippines: Increase in facility-based deliveries noted in 3 CAR provinces

Philippines

Awareness on the importance of health-facility based deliveries among women in the Cordillera is increasing.

Pregnant woman’s diet may ‘affect birthweight of daughter’s future children’

Philippines

The study conducted on 3,000 women in the Philippines found that what women ate during their pregnancies could influence the size of their grandchildren.

Maternal healthcare struggles for survival after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines

The psychological trauma of a disaster on the scale of Typhoon Haiyan, may bring on premature labour, say health workers. “If the baby is delivered preterm, there is a lower rate of survival,” Umali said.

Provincial Health Services Office refreshes Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives

Philippines

After the training, the facilitators expected that every staff member will support mothers to succeed with early and exclusive breastfeeding and that the facility moves towards Mother-Baby Friendly designation.

Breastfeeding is life-saving for babies in Philippines typhoon emergency

Philippines

UN agencies stress need for breastfeeding support to mothers in affected areas.

Two Weeks Since Typhoon Haiyan, Save the Children says Breast Milk Critical to Health of 25,000 Newborns Expected in Disaster Areas Within the Next Month

Philippines

“Breastfeeding is critical for newborn babies, especially following a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, which has had a devastating impact on the Philippines.”

Typhoon babies fight against odds in ravaged Philippine city

Philippines

Many of the 80 babies born in the hospital since the typhoon came prematurely, their mothers shocked into labor by Friday’s trauma.

UNFPA Estimates 200,000 Pregnant Women Need Help in Aftermath of Super Typhoon

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Because approximately 40% of women in the Philippines deliver at home, clean delivery kits are being provided to partners and midwives.