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MDG5: Improve Maternal Health

MDG5: Improve Maternal Health
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official

Feb 26, 2015 01:00 AM India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
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Karnataka lags on maternal health, says study

Jun 03, 2013 04:05 PM Despite its impressive economic achievements, Karnataka lags far behind its southern peers on maternal health, says a new independent study.
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Aarogyam: ICT-based digital health mapping programme

Apr 08, 2013 10:06 AM Aarogyam is a unique community-based reproductive and child health related service delivery programme based on end-to-end usage of information and communication technology tools.
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Make maternal morbidity a priority: health experts

Apr 04, 2013 07:20 PM Maternal morbidity is far more difficult to handle than maternal mortality and it is high time that the Indian government addresses health concerns related to it, said speakers at a consultation on maternal health in New Delhi.
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On gender issues, community radio should talk to men too

Feb 12, 2013 09:55 PM Community radio station managers cross India believe that their stations have been successful in highlighting local issues of people in their regions, including gender-related ones.
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Dalit women kept away from knowledge: Krishna Tirath

Dec 13, 2012 10:00 AM Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
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India all set to achieve health MDGs

Dec 05, 2012 04:06 PM The current trends with regard to under-five mortality and maternal mortality ratio indicate that India should be able to achieve the MDG targets by 2015, said Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, India.
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Indian President launches campaign against malnutrition

Nov 20, 2012 04:00 PM Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, has launched a nationwide IEC campaign against malnutrition. The campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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Bangladesh fares better than India in menstrual hygiene: UN

Oct 26, 2012 04:50 PM Archana Patkar, who works for a UN agency, explains to Ashok Kumar, why India cannot shine unless it improves its status on menstrual hygiene in rural areas.
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Boat clinics bring down maternal deaths in India’s north-east

Oct 11, 2012 09:40 AM The boat clinic services, an initiative of the Centre for North East Studies (C-NES), have brought healthcare to the doorstep of the most vulnerable communities living in river islands of Assam in India where access to hospitals is a far cry.
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World Bank helps vulnerable populations in Nepal improve nutrition

Jun 28, 2012 02:29 PM The World Bank is scaling up its efforts in Nepal at helping authorities and communities improve the nutritional status of the country’s most vulnerable populations. This is one of the first World Bank assisted multi sector nutrition project in the South Asia region which will engage a wide range of actors across government and civil society in the areas of health, poverty reduction, social protection, water and sanitation, agriculture, local development and education in the planning and implementation.

Maternal health plummeting in Afghanistan

Dec 13, 2011 11:25 AM In addition to the insurgency and violence, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place in the world for a woman to have a baby, according to the latest World Health Organisation data.
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Survey notes drop in Afghanistan's maternal mortality

Nov 30, 2011 05:39 PM Latest figures from a national survey point to improved standards in Afghanistan's maternal mortality. Women however continue to die every two hours from pregnancy related causes.
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Midwives saving countless lives in Afghanistan

Oct 19, 2011 05:26 PM Amidst all odds, newly trained midwives are providing basic healthcare to over 20,000 mothers and children every month across five districts in Afghanistan. The country faces highest number of maternal deaths in the world.
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UNICEF to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan

Sep 26, 2011 01:09 PM UNICEF will invest into health and nutrition sector of Daikundi province in Afghanistan to cut down child and mortality rates in the region by 2013. Most of the women in Afghanistan don’t give birth in hospitals due to poverty and lack of health care facilities.
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India: Marginal progress in public health short of MDGs

Jul 29, 2011 04:32 PM The marginal improvement in maternal and infant mortality rates are inadequate to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, says the latest sample demographic survey. Health policies have successfully augmented institutional deliveries and immunisations, but failed to arrest the declining sex ratio.
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South Indian states going strongest in achieving MDGs

Jul 08, 2011 05:05 PM Southern states of Kerela and Tamil Nadu have achieved the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of maternal mortality ratio, infant mortality rate and the total fertility rate well ahead of scheduled deadline, says a government survey.
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India: New health scheme for mother-child

Jun 02, 2011 02:37 PM The health ministry has announced free delivery and treatment for pregnant women and newborns to protect the poor from high out-of-pocket medical expenses. The scheme is an effort to tackle the nation’s high maternal and infant mortality rates.
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Health week for mothers and children in Pakistan

May 20, 2011 11:45 AM Maternal and child health in Pakistan received a much needed boost from the nationwide health week. Through their initiative, UNICEF and partners promoted health education and immunisation among mothers and children.
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