- LatestEthiopian activist honoured for 97% FGM reduction
- Latest2,000 Malagasy women 'develop fistula each year'
- LatestHip-hop artist warns Senegal pupils about FGM
- LatestStrengthening Midwifery Care – Global Symposium (26-27 May 2013)
- LatestNew to download: FIGO Newsletter, May 2013
- Latest‘Midwives key in the fight against maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality’
Sudan Women's Advisory board 'seeks to improve health among females'
The Darfurian Women's Advisory board in Sudan is trying to improve wellbeing and satisfaction among the female population, including maternal and newborn health.
This is according to chairperson of the panel in North Darfur government Halima Tibin, who told local news provider Sudan Vision this task is very important for the whole country.
"I think the key factor of [the] nation's progress is women's stability," she stated.
Among the work done by the advisory board includes the recent launch of a programme to provide a midwife in every village of the region, as well as raise awareness of issues like the dangers of female genital mutilation.
The team also offers workshops to train women to do jobs, has introduced kindergartens in refugee camps and follows-up reports of gender-based violence.
Assistance certainly seems to be needed to protect women's health in the country, with World Health Organization statistics showing 750 of every 100,000 live births in the nation ended in the death of the mother in 2008.
Posted by Alexandra Georg
World Congress 2015