Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • Liberia suffering continues

    6 October 2003

    Continuing fighting in Liberia is worsening an already severe humanitarian crisis that has pushed maternal and infant mortality to levels not seen for decades, a UN agency warns.

  • Vatican 'undermining EU support for women's rights'

    2 October 2003

    The Vatican and its conservative Catholic allies are promoting a well funded campaign to undermine the European Union's support of sexual and reproductive health and rights, according to a new report by the pressure group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC).

  • US gag rule is 'risking lives'

    25 September 2003

    The lives of countless thousands of the world's poorest women, men and young people are being placed at risk by draconian changes in US overseas funding policies for family planning, according to a new study.

  • New US funding setback for family planning

    22 July 2003

    Family planning funding suffered another blow last week when the US House of Representatives voted to block $50 million in international family planning funds, contending that the programme bolsters China's coercive population policy.

  • British consumers urged to choose the condom

    18 July 2003

    A unique social condom initiative has been launched in the UK which allows people to do their bit to help combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.

  • Kabul hospital brings hope for expectant mothers

    17 July 2003

    Mothers and infants in north-west Kabul have a far better chance of surviving childbirth, following the inauguration of a modern hospital rebuilt and refurbished with support from the Government of Italy and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

  • New map reveals Africa's hidden pregnancy problem

    19 June 2003

    The first report ever to map obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa was launched today by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and EngenderHealth.

  • UN helps pregnant women in Iraq

    12 June 2003

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has begun its promised effort to deliver equipment and supplies in Iraq in an effortt to improve the care of pregnant women.

  • Afghan motherhood in a fight for survival

    6 June 2003

    Afghanistan has among the world's highest rates of both infant mortality and maternal death because of difficulties during pregnancy or during childbirth, says a new study.

  • Geldof praises US AIDS plan

    29 May 2003

    Bob Geldof has astonished the aid community by using a return visit to Ethiopia to praise the Bush administration as one of Africa's best friends in its fight against hunger and AIDS.