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Despite Access Challenges, UNICEF Delivers Humanitarian Supplies To Northeast Syria

U.N. News Centre: U.N. delivers much needed humanitarian supplies to vulnerable groups in Syria “Despite huge challenges in getting access, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has managed to deliver much-needed humanitarian supplies to Qamishli in north-east Syria, a spokesperson for the agency said today…” (4/14).

Ebola Epidemic Will Have Lasting Effect On Health Of West Africans

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Sierra Leone: How Ebola Forces Doctors to Turn Away Pregnant Patients Erika Check Hayden, a reporter for the journal Nature “…Because many health care workers treating pregnant patients with Ebola contracted the disease, pregnant women are finding it difficult to get even routine care. Researchers…

IHME Data Visualizations Illustrate Zambia’s Progress In Breastfeeding

Humanosphere: Visualizing Zambia’s success with breastfeeding Katie Leach-Kemon and Nancy Fullman, policy translation specialists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, use data visualizations to illustrate progress to increase breastfeeding rates in Zambia (4/10).

Cambodia Falls Short Of Maternal Mortality MDG Target

VOA News: Too Many Cambodian Women Dying During Childbirth “Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. But it is still far short of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals…” (Kimseng, 4/9).

Strong Health Systems, Trained HCWs Key To Maternal Health

Huffington Post: 289,000 Reasons Why Health Workers Count for Mothers Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…[M]idwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers can’t do their jobs unless they’re working within a functioning health system — one that ensures everyone has access to high-quality care. … For…

WHO Calls For Cesarean Sections To Be Performed Only When Medically Required

World Health Organization: Cesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary “Cesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, cesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women…

Concern Over Ebola In Sierra Leone Hides Ongoing MCNH Issues

USA TODAY: Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone masks other health woes “Although one of this country’s poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here. … Ebola’s death toll in Sierra Leone, about 3,800,…