News: UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health

UN Foundation Commits $400 Million to Support Maternal, Child Health Together with UN agencies and partner organizations, the UN Foundation will seek to address global health priorities, including childhood immunizations, malaria prevention, clean cooking solutions, and access to reproductive health services.... More»

News: Educating Women Saves Children, Study Finds

LONDON (AP) — Giving young women an education resulted in saving the lives of more than four million children worldwide in 2009, according to a new study published Friday. American researchers analyzed 915 censuses and surveys from 175 countries tracking education, economic growth, H.I.V. infection rates and child deaths from 1970 to 2009. By using >> Read more

News: Hilary Clinton on the new GHI, August 16th

“Second, we are focusing on the needs and contributions of women and girls, who are still frequently overlooked and underserved by health professionals who don’t notice their suffering or hear their concerns. Our commitment to promoting the health of women and girls is, of course, for their sake, but also for the sake of their >> Read more

Consultation: DFID reproductive, maternal and newborn health

DfID has launched an open consultation on reproductive, maternal and newborn health to inform their future work in this area. Improving reproductive, maternal and newborn health in the developing world is a major priority for the British government. DfID would like to hear from people in the UK and around the world – to help >> Read more

Event (NY): National Council for Research on Women Annual Conference

Last Chance to Register for the NCRW 2010 Annual Conference! LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!!!  Join NCRW and the US National Committee for UNIFEM at our Annual Conference 2010, June 11-12  Hunter College, CUNY, West Building, New York City Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health

Event (DC): Frontline Innovations in Maternal Health Care: Meeting Africa’s Urgent Need for Skilled Midwifery and Fistula Repair

The International Center for Research on Women and AMREF are pleased to present a seminar on The provision of effective maternal health care has very clear health system requirements. The first is that community health care facilities must function and provide the basic services that save mother and newborn lives, including skilled staff, essential commodities and >> Read more

Multimedia: Women Deliver Conference Live Webstream

Women Deliver 2010, a global conference, will be held in Washington DC on June 7-9, 2010. The theme of the conference is: "Delivering solutions for girls and women," and we plan to focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions. This global meeting will expand on Women Deliver's hallmark of inclusivity, reaching out to new >> Read more

Publication: Gender, climate change and health

In this discussion paper from WHO, available information on the differential links between climate change and the health of women and men has been collated and analyzed through the perspectives of: (a) direct and indirect health consequences; and, (b) the possible interaction of biological and social risk factors in determining these impacts. The overall aim >> Read more

Event (DC): Frontline Innovations in Maternal Health Care; Meeting Africa’s Urgent Need for Skilled Midwifery and Fistula Repair

The International Center for Research on Women and AMREF are pleased to present a seminar on The provision of effective maternal health care has very clear health system requirements. The first is that community health care facilities must function and provide the basic services that save mother and newborn lives, including skilled staff, essential commodities and >> Read more

News: Motherhood: Norway Tops List of the Best Places to Be a Mother; Afghanistan Rates Worst

Norway is the best country in the world in which to be a new mother, followed by Australia, according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, issued this month. Afghanistan was at the bottom of the 160 countries listed. The United States did not fare well; it was 28th, below Greece, >> Read more