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Defusing the maternal health bomb

By Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO of World Pulse

It was 11pm and the doctor still had not arrived at the maternity ward in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven women in early labor, three in active labor—all had fear in their eyes. Okeny-Lucia was one of only two midwives in the labor ward, and she was rushing from mother to mother… | Full post. |

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New World Bank report: Better reproductive health = better world

By Suzanna Dennis, Population Action International (PAI)

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health for Women Deliver. Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development… | Full post.

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She’s too tired to push. That’s why we must.

By Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, Population Action International (PAI)

She forgot how to push after 22 children.
The other woman had given birth 16 times and 4 of her children had died.
I am sitting in the audience at Women Deliver 2013, and I wept as these stories were shared. The women are two Filipinas, featured in a short film about the reproductive health bill winding its way to their Supreme Court in mid-June… | Full post. |

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Women Deliver site visit: The National Family Planning Board

By Diane Fender, Girls Globe

“Women have the strength and tenacity to overcome adversity and go on to live successful and happy lives.” -Napsiah Omar, Chair of The National Family Planning Board

These were the first few words spoken at the National Family Planning Board site visit to kick off Women Deliver today. | Full post. |

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Rumah Solehah is giving HIV-positive women a new lease on life

By Camaro West and Emma Saloranta, Girls Globe

Today, we had the pleasure of attending a field visit organized by Women Deliver and sponsored by Malaysian Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Ministry of Health. We visited Rumah Solehah, a support and medical center for women and children living with HIV/AIDS… | Full post |

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