New Study Reports Maternal Deaths Have Decreased Worldwide by One Third Since 1990

Statistics about maternal health have been receiving much media attention lately, and deservedly so; earlier this year,┬áresearchers reported a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth. Today, ┬áthe World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund…

Five Sexual and Reproductive Health Services that Will Make Pregnancy Safer for All

  • October 6, 2009

Every year, more than half a million women die and untold numbers suffer temporary or long-term disabilities from preventable pregnancy-related causes. Five complications account for the majority of maternal deaths worldwide. Read more in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.

Dr. Grace Kodindo Awarded Millennium Development Goal Torch

Grace Kodindo, speaking at the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Conference 2008 in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Sue O'Connor/RAISE Initiative Yesterday, Dr. Grace Kodindo, a guestblogger on Akimbo (see Facing Maternal Mortality During Conflict & Emergencies,) was awarded the prestigious Millennium Development Goal Torch by Danish Government in recognition of her efforts to secure comprehensive…

Facing Maternal Mortality During Conflict & Emergencies

Grace Kodindo, speaking at the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Conference 2008 in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Sue O'Connor/RAISE Initiative This post originally appeared on the Action Agenda Blog of the Women’s Refugee Commission. In June 2008, while I was working in a province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that continues to be…