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Maternal Mortality in Cameroon: An Urgent Need for Action

By: Nehsuh Carine Alongifor, Women Deliver Young Leader

Maternal mortality continues to escalate in most African countries and the target to reduce maternal deaths and ensure universal access to family planning services is far from being met. Cameroon is no exception; according to different national demographic and health surveys, even with the rising prevalence of modern contraception, maternal mortality has increased over the years with 430 per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 430 in 1998, 669 in 2004, and 782 in 2011. Read more...

PATH names local organizers for regional caucuses at the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference

Originally posted by PATH 

PATH and Women Deliver today announced the local nongovernmental organizations (NGO) tapped to spearhead regional advocacy caucuses on April 19 during the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen. The NGOs, selected for their regional expertise and experience, will lead caucus participants in discussing targeted advocacy strategies to strengthen the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. Caucus organizers by region are. Read More...

Reaping the Demographic Dividend: the Role of Young People in Sustainable Development

By: Isaac Ejakhegbe, Women Deliver Young Leader

Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 make up 1.8 billion  of the world population—they are strong, vibrant and have the potential to bring about huge development and social progress in any economy. With more young people concentrated in low- and middle-income countries, developing nations need to harness the strengths and advantages of having a surge in the youth population, one  that only needs to be educated and empowered in order to turn the fortune of their nations around. Read more...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today with Delivering for Girls and Women Award

Originally Posted on Every Woman Every Child 

On the occasion of the Commission on the Status of Women's annual meeting and during an Every Woman Every Child event at U.N. headquarters, Women Deliver presented the first-ever ‘Delivering for Girls and Women’ award to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.  The Women Deliver award was created to recognize true visionaries for game-changing efforts that move the needle forward for girls and women, and to initiatives, like Every Woman Every Child, that will lead to significant progress in the future. Read More...

What role can young people play in ending female genital mutilation in Nigeria?

By: Nnamdi Eseme, Women Deliver Young Leader

Female genital mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria continues to raise the concern among young people, especially girls and women. According to the World Health Organization, female genital mutilation is defined as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons.  The procedure can be incredibly painful, and it can also lead to harmful side effects such as excessive bleeding, genital tissue swelling, fever, infections, urinary problems, and even death. The need to end this practice is great. Read more...

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