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About 92% Of Married Women In Egypt Have Undergone FGM, Health Ministry Survey Shows

International Business Times: Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women “Roughly 92 percent of Egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s Ministry of Health. The number has decreased since the last statistic released…

Kenya’s Nurses Educate, Empower Women To Make Decisions About Reproductive Health

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Kenya’s Nurses Can Empower Women through Family Planning Peter Abwao, communications and knowledge management officer at IntraHealth International, marks International Nurses’ Day and discusses how nurses in Kenya are being trained to help women make decisions about their reproductive health (5/12).

U.N. Calls For More Midwifery Training On International Day Of The Midwife

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. says more midwife training will help tackle maternity and child deaths “Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater…

Midwives Can Help Improve Maternal Health, Benefiting Whole Of Society

Huffington Post: Celebrating Midwives, Givers of Life Isabella Lövin, minister of the Swedish International Development Cooperation “…Our hope is that Midwives4all.org will take on a life of its own and engage, inspire, and stimulate debate about the central role that midwives play in strengthening the health and rights of women…

More Midwives Will Help World Reach Development, Health Targets

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Midwives Are More than Midwifery Stembile Mugore, senior adviser for health sector performance and sustainability at IntraHealth International, discusses the global shortage of midwives, writing, “The world needs more midwives to reduce preventable maternal deaths, to prevent debilitating reproductive health conditions such as obstetric fistula, to achieve…

CSIS Video, Event Highlight Family Planning In Senegal

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Video and Event Shine Spotlight on Family Planning in Senegal Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses a new video by CSIS on family planning in Senegal and an April 27 event, titled “Partnerships to Advance…

Wall Street Journal Profiles Melinda Gates

Wall Street Journal: A Day in the Life of Melinda Gates “…In recent years, [Melinda Gates has] made it her personal mission to improve the welfare of women in developing countries through the use of contraceptives and the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. Her work sees her shuttling at…