Washington, DC– Stubbornly high maternal mortality rates ought to cause worldwide outrage and bring charges of human rights abuse, according to speakers at a bipartisan briefing on Capitol Hill today.
April 16th, 2008
April 13th, 2008
One month from now, on Tuesday 13 May, marks the 40th anniversary of the basic human right to family planning. Mark your calendars and find out what advocates are doing to mark this turning point in reproductive justice. If you are holding an event or meeting, generating articles or letters to the editor, or find other ways to promote family planning, one of the three pillars of maternal health, as a human right, please write us.
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April 10th, 2008
London—A new report tracking global progress in improving the health of mothers and newborns revealed today that most high-risk countries still do not provide them the basic health services needed to lower unacceptably high death and injury rates. However, the Countdown to 2015 study found that some countries have made significant progress and others have put many factors in place to allow future movement.