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Rural district hospitals in Zimbabwe are set to benefit from 63 new ambulances, which will be delivered to the country's Ministry of Health on Friday (May 10th) as part of a $13 million project funded by the European Union.
A vast majority of adult women in Ghana are against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), a new survey has found, with 94 per cent of female respondents between the ages of 15 and 49 saying they "want the practice stopped".
"Hidden costs" mean that pregnant women in Ghana are discouraged from accessing free maternal healthcare, a new survey has found.
UK women who publicly condemn the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) are in serious danger of being harassed or attacked by family members and community leaders, Equality Now has said.
New data published by the Registrar General of India shows that "remarkable decline" has been achieved in maternal mortality rates for the central state of Madhya Pradesh, largely thanks to the effective implementation of maternal safety programmes in the last ten years.
The International Organisation for Women and Development (IOWD) has called on the Rwandan government to supply the country's surgeons with the equipment necessary to perform fistula repairs in larger volumes.
Thirty-seven per cent of maternal deaths in Rajasthan, India can be attributed to antepartum or postpartum haemorrhage, the state's health department has said.
A health department official told the Times of India yesterday (May 7th) that postpartum haemorrhage in particular posed a huge risk, causing death in as little as two hours.
Between 2001 and 2004, maternity units in the London borough of Hackney admitted 921 women who were found to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) - an average of 230 a year and five per cent of all women receiving maternal care in the borough.
The government of Lagos State in southwestern Nigeria has made commitments to achieve a 30 per cent reduction in maternal and child mortality by 2015.
Speaking to the Guardian Nigeria yesterday (May 2nd), the state's commissioner for health Dr Jide Idris said that Lagos currently recorded an "unacceptable" maternal mortality rate of 555 deaths per 100,000 live births.
Some members of Somali communities in London are paying foreign doctors to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) on their children, despite the practice being criminalised in the UK since 1985, a Shepherd's Bush charity has said.
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