maternal mortality

Modi attacked for malnutrition remark


August 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday drew flak for his "flippant" remark that malnutrition in his state was due to women, especially young girls, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Primary education in India: Learn from ASEAN, says Amartya


July 21st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday stressed the need for India to provide primary education to all its people on the lines of Southeast Asian countries."India has ... Read more...

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Child’s death elevates risk of mom’s demise


June 29th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Mothers face a 133 percent increase in the risk of dying within the first two years of the death of their child, a study says.Researchers William ... Read more...

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Candid maternity talk with men - from behind veil (Feature, With Images)


May 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Beh Charan (Rajasthan), May 4 (IANS) "Did your prasav (delivery) go off well this time?" "Was the jaapa (birth) without any problems?" These are questions that a male health worker ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Does maternal mortality make headlines in India?


September 19th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite the urgency of the issue and shocking facts like 20 percent of maternal deaths in the world happening in India, stories on maternal health ... Read more...

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Pregnant women to get transport fare to hospitals: Azad


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As part of its effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the government has launched a new scheme for providing transport fare, free medicines and ... Read more...

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New programme for pregnant women to be launched


May 27th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In a new initiative on maternal and child health benefits, a scheme to provide free delivery, medicines, diet and other facilities to poor women ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study says that Norway is the best country to be mom


May 4th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has ranked the best place to be a mother. The ranking come just days before this year’s Mother’s Day. The study ranked Norway ahead ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bill Gates, Melinda visit Bihar villages (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘More funds needed for women, child development’


February 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the allocation for the social sector has been increased 17 percent by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the budget proposals for 2011-12, little increase ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, a country of contradictions: European MP


February 25th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India can launch nuclear weapons and develop space programmes but its high maternal mortality and illiteracy is unacceptable, a delegation of MPs from Europe said Friday.A six-member ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shabana willing to bring MPs on board for maternal mortality


November 24th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor and social activist Shabana Azmi Wednesday said she is willing to take on the responsibility of getting concerned MPs on board to work on the issue ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Population control can solve many problems: Azad


November 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stating that population stabilisation can solve many problems, union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday called upon social and religious institutions to support the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mobile phones can save lives of mothers in childbirth, infants and children


November 8th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Cell phones can save the lives of mothers in childbirth, and improve the care of newborns and children, reaching underserved populations in remote areas, according to experts."With mobile ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Azad urges nations to raise family welfare funds


October 26th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged all countries to increase their allocation of funds for family welfare programmes and called for greater commitment ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Efforts on to increase number of health professionals: PM


October 1st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Stating that India needs more health professionals, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said that a scheme has been approved which would help add nearly 5,000 post-graduate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Human Resources Health Bill to be introduced in Parliament soon


October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said a bill for setting up a National Council for 'Human Resources in Health' will be introduced in Parliament ... Read more...

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Hindus ask urgent steps to eliminate global hunger


September 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 25 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to tackle global hunger and poverty, eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.Zed, who is President of Universal Society ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ADB, FAO, AND IFAD PARTNER to address food security concerns in Asia, Pacific region


September 24th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Rome/Manila, Sept.23 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have joined forces to tackle ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infant deaths down in Rajasthan


September 21st, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) A five-year-long project on reproductive and child health in Rajasthan has yielded encouraging results, bringing down infant deaths in the state to 55 from 74 in 2006, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Film festival to highlight millennium development goals


September 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The capital is hosting a two-day international film festival featuring short films on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The festival, "Eight", will showcase short films on themes ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Probe over doctors’ labour room brawl in Italy


August 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe was launched after a child in Italy was born with brain damage as doctors attending on the mother who had gone into labour came to blows ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Abortion hotline in Pakistan faces criticism


June 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Islamic groups and political parties are severely criticising an abortion hotline in Pakistan.The helpline is under fire for being "anti-Islamic" and "colonial", even though it is expected to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

World leaders gather in Canada ahead of G8, G20 summits


June 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) World leaders descended on Toronto Thursday for three days of summits among the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialised nations and the Group of 20 (G20) top world ... Read more...

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Protesters call G8 leaders for action on poverty


June 25th, 2010 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) Two aid groups organised protests Thursday dressed as "pregnant" world leaders to call on the Group of Eight (G8) leading economies to take action against poverty and child ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Harnessing Technology to Empower Women


June 10th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSWhile new information technology enables instantaneous access to vital health information, advances in medical technology for use in low-resource settings enable access to cutting edge care in some ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Women Deliver 2010: Invest in women, it pays


June 5th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla – CNSThe world's largest conference on women's health and empowerment in more than a decade opens on Monday, June 7, at Washington DC, USA, with a call to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

G-8 urged to intensify efforts on improving women and children’s health


May 27th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): An internationally renowned medical researcher in obstetrics and gynecology has said that governments and other organizations must intensify efforts to improve the health of women and children, particularly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rock band Silent Minds to campaign against maternal mortality


May 25th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr of the rock band Simple Minds have re-invented one of their popular songs 'Promised you a miracle' to speak out against maternal ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Save mothers, invest more in their health care: Shabana


May 7th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi May 7 (IANS) Thousands of mothers die during child birth so we need to invest more to save them, says actress and activist Shabana Azmi. "This Mother's Day is a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Webby Award for video on Indian woman


May 6th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) "In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India," a video about the life and death of an Indian mother, has won a Webby People's Voice Award, Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vitamin A supplementation ‘does not reduce maternal mortality’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality, a trial in Ghana has shown.The finding contradicts previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adult mortality trends reveal massive global inequalities rise


May 1st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study on adult mortality has revealed a massive rise in global inequalities.The research, published in The Lancet, claimed that South Asia, and India in particular, had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Strategies to cut maternal mortality in India


April 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Better family planning, provision of safe abortion, and improved intrapartum and emergency obstetrical care could reduce maternal mortality in India by 75 percent in less than a decade, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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