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Improving maternal health in 2013

Throughout history, more women have died in childbirth than men have died in battle.

 

Furthermore, for every woman who dies due to a pregnancy or childbirth complication, approximately 20 others suffer injuries, infection and disabilities. And the ripples of poor maternal health continue outwards from each individual woman, adversely affecting the infants and children, wider family and community. Read more

Advocating for improved maternal health with a white ribbon

Cyan International has joined the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. The Alliance, founded in 1999, adopted the white ribbon as its emblem, a symbol of mourning in some places and yet a symbol of hope and life in other places, in dedication to the memory of all girls and women who have died needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth. Read more

Global health beyond 2015: a decreasing priority?

With the end date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaching, the debate on targets for global development beyond 2015 is underway. Read more

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