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Oct 11, 2012, 07:30 ET Making a Difference in Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes

ROME, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Millennium Development Goal 5 "Improve maternal health" set by the United Nations has made some progress, albeit slow. In 2010, the UN Secretary-General launched the...


Oct 10, 2012, 09:00 ET Committed to Reducing Maternal Mortality and Complications

ROME, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - "Many preventable deaths occur during pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world where maternal mortality ranges from 200 to 2,000 per 100,000 live births. Moreover, ...


Oct 09, 2012, 07:00 ET FIGO Logic Initiative: Working Towards Better Maternal and Newborn Health

ROME, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - "Despite recent progress, the targets set by the United Nations to reduce between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio - known as...


Oct 09, 2012, 05:00 ET Facilitating Universal Access to Reproductive Health

ROME, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Helping infertile women become pregnant and fertile women avoid unintended pregnancies are two sides of the same coin: reproductive health. As defined by the WHO:...


Oct 08, 2012, 09:00 ET FIGO 2012 World Report: Improving Women's Health

ROME, Italy, Oct. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - "Although Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 encompasses reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of sexual and reproductive health, every MDG has an impact...


Oct 08, 2012, 07:00 ET FIGO Joining Forces to Achieve the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals

ROME, Oct. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - "FIGO, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has a vision that women of the world achieve the highest possible standard of physical, mental, and...


Jul 11, 2012, 07:00 ET XX FIGO World Congress: A Rewarding Scientific Exchange in Global Women's Health

ROME, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - "Rome, a major world centre for Renaissance, will witness renaissance in women's and newborns' health with this unique gathering of international experts, including the...