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8 June 2012
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Family planning summit could mark turning point for women

The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog Posted by Babatunde Osotimehin Thursday 7 June 2012 14.33 BST guardian.co.uk Children and women in Mugunga, near Goma. UNFPA aims to give 120 million more women... Read more

8 June 2012
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Agreement to boost efforts to achieve MDGs in Africa

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, 8 July 2012 – Efforts to reduce Africa’s high maternal mortality rate are expected to be strengthened by a new co-operation agreement between Stellenbosch University (SU)... Read more

4 June 2012
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UNFPA, HHA hold Ministers of Health and Finance Conference

UNFPA and its Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) partners are to hold a Conference of Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance in Tunisia to discuss the better use of available resources... Read more

29 May 2012
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South Africa tackles maternal death rate with CARMMA

South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, demonstrated the country's commitment to improving health in South Africa with the launch of CARMMA at Osindisweni Hospital in Verulam in... Read more

28 May 2012
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Policymakers recommit to Population Conference agenda

ISTANBUL, 25 May 2012 — Lawmakers from 110 countries reaffirmed today their support for the principles and goals of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD),... Read more

24 May 2012
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Tide is turning against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of only in whispers, if... Read more

22 May 2012
Press Release

Recommendations to reduce cost of 13 health products

New York, 22 May 2012 — Affordable, life-saving medicines and health supplies with the potential to save millions of lives are not reaching the children and women who most need them. To help change... Read more

18 May 2012
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Commission to improve access to life-saving commodities

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children will meet in New York on 22 May, to ensure increased access to affordable, effective, quality medicines and health supplies for the... Read more

17 May 2012
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Sub-Saharan Africa's maternal death rate down 41 per cent

The maternal death rate in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by 41 per cent in 20 years. The 1990 rate of 850 deaths per 100,000 live births declined to a regional average of 500 deaths per 100,000 live... Read more

17 May 2012
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Ethiopia invests in women by training midwives

As part of the Accelerated Midwifery Training Programme being undertaken in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Health, 245 midwives graduated in May 2012 after completing one year of training. Ethiopia’s... Read more

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