Gra├ža Machel on Recognizing Women’s Rights

Akimbo, the blog for the International Women's Health Coalition, just posted a fantastic video interview with Graça Machel, a renowned advocate for women's and children's rights.

UN Population Award Presented to Maternal Health Advocates

UNITED NATIONS — This year, the United Nations Population Award recognized the work of a Nicaraguan non-governmental organization, Movimiento Comunal Nicaragüense, and an Egyptian doctor, Mahmoud Fahmy Fathalla, for outstanding contributions to population concerns and their solutions. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the 2009 award on June 1st, and praised the winners' work in helping mothers and the rural poor to claim their right to health.

Letter to the Editor, NY Times

To the Editor: The May 29 editorial, Preventable Deaths notes little progress in the last decade on reducing maternal mortality - 500,000 deaths annually, 99% in developing countries.

Report Shows Vietnam Can Achieve MDG5

Vietnam – Vietnam is capable of fulfilling its UN Millennium Development Goals of reducing the maternal mortality rate by three quarters by 2015, according to a new report released from the government.

Coalition for Women Deliver, India

A few months ago, Deepali Gaur Singh wrote a piece on the Huffington Post about maternal mortality in India and Women Deliver's efforts to improve maternal health in this region.

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