Archives for ‘Maternal Mortality’

Plan of Action to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal Mortality Approved

A plan of action to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality, prevent severe maternal morbidity, and strengthen maternal disease and mortality surveillance in the region, was approved this afternoon during the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)....

Abortion is a Public Health Problem, says Obstetrics Expert

The coordinator of the Working Group on Prevention of Unsafe Abortion in the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO), Aníbal Faundes, said today that “induced abortion is a public health problem, due to its high frequency and consequences for women’s health”, during a panel on safe motherhood and universal access to health, held during the 51st Directing Council meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)....

UNFPA Expert says Family Planning is Key in Reducing Maternal Mortality

Dr. Laura Laski, Chief of Sexual and Reproductive Health at UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) noted that family planning is one of the most cost effective interventions to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, and it contributes to improving the family poverty situation and to empowering women, if they are able to decide....

For Bachelet, Women are the Best Investment for Democracy and the Economy of the Countries

Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Michelle Bachelet, said that "there is no better investment for democracy and the economic growth of countries than to invest in women." So said the former president of Chile during a panel on Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health, conducted within the framework of the 51st PAHO Directing Council....

Though Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Americas, It’s Still Not Enough

"The Americas have made progress in reducing maternal mortality, but this will not be enough," said Dr. Roses. As part of the Panel on Safe Motherhood and Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, noted that "the Americas have made progress in reducing maternal mortality, but not sufficient to meet the target set by the Millennium Development Goals by 2015."...