Women's health newsfeed

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Check out our latest stories from throughout our 132 member societies, and related to our global programmes and advocacy work.

Uganda issues breastfeeding guidelines

New guidelines for breastfeeding have been released by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, it has been reported.

New treatment hope for recurrent ovarian cancer patients

Researchers believe they have found a more effective way of combating recurrent and metastatic endometrial and ovarian cancers.

EU 'could help fund fistula treatment in Ethiopia'

The European Union commissioner for health has expressed an interest in helping the medical authorities in Ethiopia combat fistula.

International Day of The Midwife

Midwives are integral in achieving global maternal and newborn health and in reaching Millennium Development Goals Four and Five, to reduce child and maternal mortality. They constitute a large percentage of the world’s skilled birth attendants and care for millions of women and newborns each...

Mothers 'need breastfeeding support'

Post-natal preparation is crucial to help mothers understand why breastfeeding is beneficial for their baby's health, it has been suggested.

Maternal attitudes 'an influence on cervical cancer screening'

A young woman's decision over whether to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against cervical cancer may depend on the beliefs of her mother, it has been reported.

Beijing babies 'to receive health screening'

Newborn babies in Beijing, China, are to be given congenital disease screening from June this year, it has been reported.

Extent of fibrosis 'influences success of fistula treatment'

The fistulae suffered by women in Sierra Leone and other sub-Saharan countries can be much more complex than those seen by doctors in the western world, it has been suggested.

India film festival highlights rural birth risks

A film festival has been orgnaised in Bangalore, India, to highlight the disparity in healthcare provision between urban and rural areas.