Expectant mothers living in internally displaced people’s camps in western Kenya need qualified medical help to minimize the possible risks associated with delivery, the residents said.
Wall Street starts a worldwide recession and donors are contributing less money than ever to the ambitious UN plan to slash poverty by 2015. But the world body believes it can garner a startling $40 billion to rescue pregnant women and their infants.
Sharda, a 17-year-old mother, gave birth to her first child in February in a village in Noida, just a few hours’ drive outside New Delhi. Though her son was born premature and weak, he received no treatment.
At the recently constructed semi-permanent Canna Medical Centre in Viwandani slums, Nairobi, Grace Nyambonyi and her baby girl Mary, have come for one of their final post-natal visits.
Tens of thousands of newborn babies and their mums in Pakistan could be in serious danger as the floods continue to cause misery for millions of families. Sumia, 25, gave birth to a baby boy by the side of the road after being forced to evacuate her home in Shlar, Pakistan due to the encroaching floods. They had no time to collect belongings and have no money; they have received no medical care. At least half a million pregnant women have been affected by the floods, with more than 100,000 of them due to give birth in the next few months. Many will be forced to deliver in temporary shelters or tents, with no access to clean water or health care and often
100,000 Pregnant Women at Risk in Flood-Hit Pakistan – As the devastating floods in Pakistan continue to cause misery for millions of families, Save the Children reports that tens of thousands of newborn babies and their mothers could be in serious danger.
Dozens of Lao women are learning to be midwives as part of a national effort to bring down one of the region’s highest maternal mortality rates.
According to the survey report, endorsed by the Population Foundation of India, more than one-third cases of women dying due to pregnancy related causes in India are registered from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Banita’s heart sank when she first saw her prematurely born twin girls. One weighed 500 grammes and the other 700 grammes, both way below the 2.5-kilogramme benchmark for low-birthweight newborns.
Cambodia must increase the number of trained health professionals to reduce its high maternal mortality rate, experts say.