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Dr. Ricardo Fescina, Director of CLAP, discusses PAHO’s plan to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality

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Dr. Gina Tambini, Manager of Family and Community Health, talks about panel on MDG 5

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Abortion is a public health problem, says obstetrics expert

The Chair of the Working Group for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion of FIGO and Prof. of Obstetrics in Brasil's State University of Campinas, Aníbal Faundes, said yesterday 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

During the panel on Safe Motherhood at the 51st Directing Council, 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....

HRH Infanta Doña Cristina Stresses La Caixa Foundation’s Support for the Safe Motherhood Initiative

During the panel on Safe Motherhood during the 51st Directing Council, HRH the Infanta Doña Cristina placed emphasis on the support that the Safe Motherhood Initiative has recevied from La Caixa Foundation since 2010 with the presentation of an exhibit of photographs on maternity throughout the world by the journalist Bru Rivera....

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.”...

Honourable Beverly J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation of Canada, discusses importance of maternal health

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