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The number of maternal deaths in Belgaum district, Karnataka, India, is reportedly rising - a trend put down to the absence of medical experts at community health centres and the district general hospital.
In 2011-12, the area recorded a total of 83 maternal deaths. For 2012-13, the number increased to 98.
A rural Tanzanian health centre has announced that for 2013 to date, it has not recorded a single maternal death - despite treating six times as many pregnant women as five years ago.
Mlimba Health Centre is located 150 km from Ifakara district, Morogoro region. It used to treat around 40 mothers every month, referring a further 150 from remote villages to a hospital in Ifakara.
The Egyptian Coalition for Children's Rights (ECCR) has denounced the Egyptian government's stance on female genital mutilation (FGM) in a statement released following the death of a 13-year-old who was undergoing the practice.
A team of Dutch researchers has found that when babies are delivered at home rather than in hospitals, the likelihood of adverse maternal outcomes is actually lower - but only for low-risk women who have previously given birth.
The Gambia Committee of Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) has launched a new campaign to accelerate the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country.
A campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania is "widely bearing fruit", it has been reported, with tribes in Tarime district reporting that they have abandoned the practice.
A research centre for obstetric fistula has been established at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in the North Rift, Kenya - addressing concerns that cases are on the rise in the region.
A coalition of Egyptian non-governmental organisations has launched a new campaign to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) - days after a 13-year-old died undergoing the practice.
Efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK are being undermined by the country's political correctness, according to a new report from the International Development Committee (IDC).