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Global South : Brainstorming To Achieve Healthcare For Women

    By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal, Women Feature Service ( WFS)   The year 2015 has been set as the deadline for countries around the world to attain the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Of the eight goals, the only three… Continue Reading →

NAMHHR raises concerns over maternal health

IANS  |  New Delhi  March 20, 2014 Last Updated at 20:04 IST    The National Alliance of Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR) with Oxfam India Thursday organised a two-day event here related to priorities in maternal health and upliftment of marginalised women… Continue Reading →

#India – Did you know Farooq Sheikh was involved in MSF Health campaign ?

Indian cinema needs a discerning audience: Farooq Sheikh Jul 03, 2013 Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh exhorts people for compelling filmmakers to make meaningful and socially relevant films. Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor and a popular television presenter, launched a… Continue Reading →

Delhi: demolition drive forces women to deliver on road in freezing cold #WTFnews

  NDTV  | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Updated: December 27, 2013       New Delhi:  At least four women gave birth in the open yesterday night after their hutments were demolished in a drive conducted at the peak of winters in… Continue Reading →

#India – 1 woman dies for every 1,000 sterilisation surgeries in Tamil Nadu #Vaw #healthcare

Ekatha Ann John, TNN Oct 20, 2013, 06.05AM IST CHENNAI: For a state that prides itself in maternal health, this should be a shocker: One mother dies for every 1,000 sterilisation operations in Tamil Nadu. In five months, between April and… Continue Reading →

#India- Infants in West Bengal are “Referred to die” #healthcare

Author(s): Sayantan Bera , down to earth Infant deaths in West Bengal’s only super specialty hospital underscrore an urgent need to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas 63 per cent women in the state suffer from anaemia (Photo: Sayantan Bera) SUPER SPECIALTY… Continue Reading →

#India – Maternal Deaths in Gujarat #Vaw

Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates is one of the key goals of the Gujarat state population policy and also the national population policy, Reproductive and Child Health Programme, National Rural Health Mission and the Millennium Development Goals. The… Continue Reading →

#India – Government shifts focus from birth control to spacing

New strategy free from taboos and coercion, and moves away from a camp-based approach, says health official Nikita Mehta , Mint According to UN Millennium Development Goals, India is likely to miss its target for reducing the maternity mortality rate. Photo:… Continue Reading →

Religion and governance: strange bedfellows #Vaw #womenrights

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3715 (Published 7 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3715 Anita Jain, India editor, BMJ Author Affiliations ajain@bmj.com An unexpected turn of events saw a woman referred to as Beatriz get a life saving caesarean section, thanks to doctors in El Salvador… Continue Reading →

#India – Why were 103 women sterilised and left to die in a family planning camp #Vaw

  On February 5, 2013 a mega female Minilap Ligation operation camp was held at Manikchak Rural Hospital (RH) of district of Malda, in West Bengal. On this particular day 103 women were sterilised. It was reported in the local media that the women… Continue Reading →

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