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Is low iron intake during pregnancy to blame for autism risk?

TORONTO – A U.S. study suggests that expectant moms who don’t take iron supplements before and during their pregnancies are at greater risk of giving birth to a baby with autism. 472 more words


Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada's UN speeches

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. – A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during the years of the Harper government, as the prime minister travels to New York this week to address the body for the first time since 2010. 816 more words


More Than a Number

By Kate Grant, CEO, Fistula Foundation

This week, the international aid world will convene in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly to discuss data, procedures, progress or perhaps lack thereof. 669 more words


Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room | Amy Fallon | September 22, 2014

Kampala (AFP) – As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku’s arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. 725 more words


We Need a Data Revolution: Progress on Women's and Children's Health

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health (PMNCH) rallies organizations, individuals, governments and the private sector to work together  in an effort to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. 759 more words


So close, yet so far: Maternal and Child Health in Africa

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health are lagging far behind the targets. Although Africa is only 12% of the global population, it accounts for… 777 more words


Why Getting Women to Deliver in Health Facilities May Be Harder Than We Think

Every day 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth. That is 292,000 women too many each year. One of the ways in which this statistic can be reduced is by simply encouraging women in low- and middle-income countries to deliver in health facilities with skilled health workers. 651 more words