Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • US HIV/AIDS policy under fire

    21 November 2005

    The announcement, in 2003, that the US Adminstration under President Bush was to give $15 billion (£9 billion) to help the fight against AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean was welcomed by campaigner Sir Bob Geldof, and others, as a major breakthrough. But, critics argue, it has become increasingly clear that the Bush policy is, in many ways, proving more damaging that helpful, as this Editorial Comment from the Baltimore Sun reveals.

  • Help needed for pregnant women after Pakistan quake

    11 November 2005

    Some 17,000 earthquake-affected women in Pakistan are expected to give birth in the next two months. An estimated 1,200 of them will face major complications and about 400 will require surgical assistance.

  • Colombia's abortion campaign under attack

    14 October 2005

    A Colombian lawyer, Monica Roa, who has been leading the challenge to the country's strict abortion laws, says that as well as facing opposition from the anti-choice movement and the Catholic Church, her campaign was being undermined by the administration of President George Bush and its controversial 'Mexico City' policy which bans overseas aid for groups that support abortion.

  • No end to poverty without gender equality, says UN

    12 October 2005

    Global efforts to "make poverty history" will fail unless world leaders act now to end gender discrimination, according to The State of World Population 2005 report, released today by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

  • Help needed for 40,000 pregnant women after earthquake

    11 October 2005

    As United Nations trucks carrying life-saving medicine and surgical supplies began to arrive in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, the area worst hit by Saturday's devastating earthquake, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)issued an appeal today for $3.2 million to meet the urgent needs of an estimated 40,000 pregnant women.

  • New partnership to save lives of women and childen

    13 September 2005

    A new global initiative which could help save the lives of millions of women and children was announced in New York today as at an official side event of the 2005 World Summit.

  • Poor countries will not meet health goals, WHO warns

    24 August 2005

    Most poor countries will miss global targets to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and reverse the toll of AIDS and other diseases by 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a new report.

  • Africa: ' worst place to be a mother'

    4 May 2005

    Africa is the worst place in the world to be a mother or a child, says Save the Children USA. Its report on The State of The Worlds Mothers 2005 studies 110 countries and ranks them in a Mothers Index, indicating the best and worst places to be a mother.

  • Asia facing AIDS 'explosion'

    15 February 2005

    Asia is heading for an HIV/AIDS explosion unless governments take radical steps to rein in the disease, as well as the social and economic problems fuelling its spread, says the author of a new book on the subject. Isaac Baker of the IPS news service reports.

  • UN urges help for women victims of Tsunami

    4 January 2005

    With over 5 million people in the Indian Ocean region directly affected by the earthquake-triggered tsunamis, it is becoming increasingly clear that the particular needs of women require urgent response.