Safe Maternity and the World of Work
International Labour Office, ILO Geneva, 2007, to be presented at the Women Deliver Conference in
Women in the workplace: New ILO report highlights how action in the world of work can help reduce maternal deaths
Every minute of every day, a woman dies needlessly in pregnancy or childbirth. With nearly 60 per cent of the world’s women of childbearing age in the labour force in 2006, the importance of paid work in the lives of so many women makes maternity protection at work a key to safeguarding the health and economic security of women and their children. A new ILO report to be presented at an international conference in
Women Deliver Conference –
Coverage by Global Health TV at: http://www.globalhealthtv.com/
Reports and Research
Making Motherhood Safe in Developing Countries
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Conference in
The State of the World’s Children 2007
Women and Children: The Double Dividend for Gender Equality
The State of the World’s Children 2007 reports on the lives of women around the world for a simple reason: Gender equality and the well-being of children go hand in hand. When women are empowered to live full and productive lives, children prosper. UNICEF’s experience also shows the opposite: When women are denied equal opportunity within a society, children suffer.
Gender Equality at the Heart of Development
Why the role of women is crucial to ending world poverty.
DFID Department for International Development
Introduction by Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for International Development.
This publication is about making a difference. It’s unacceptable that women and girls continue to face discrimination in their everyday lives; discrimination limits the choices they have, the freedoms they enjoy, and the contribution that they can make.
I want the
The Lancet Maternal Health Survival Series
Healthy motherhood: an urgent call to action
While the past 3 years have ushered in a new phase of commitment to child survival,1 issues surrounding maternal survival have remained largely neglected. The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) is to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. Yet, sub-Saharan
Improving the health of mothers and babies: Breaking through health system constraints
April 2007, id21 insights health, Issue #11
Improving maternal health remains the most elusive of the Millennium Development Goals. Every minute, at least one woman dies from pregnancy-related causes: 99 percent of these are in developing countries. The majority of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and south
The Lancet Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Executive Summary of Lancet Sexual and Reproductive Health Series
Sexual behaviour, family planning, abortion, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and sexual and reproductive rights are not commonly discussed topics. These subjects often generate strong opinions, make people uncomfortable, and are prone to misinterpretation. So why cover these challenging social and developmental issues in a medical journal?
The world health report 2005 - make every mother and child count
World Health Organization
The World Health Report 2005 – Make Every Mother and Child Count, says that this year almost 11 million children under five years of age will die from causes that are largely preventable. Among them are 4 million babies who will not survive the first month of life. At the same time, more than half a million women will die in pregnancy, childbirth or soon after. The report says that reducing this toll in line with the Millennium Development Goals depends largely on every mother and every child having the right to access to health care from pregnancy through childbirth, the neonatal period and childhood.
Maternal Health and Transport Key Issues Guide
IDS Health and Development Information Team
This key issues guide examines the relationship between maternal health and transport. Specifically, it looks at how transport affects access to preventative and emergency maternal health services. Access to transport enables women to receive timely obstetric care that is essential for their survival. Transport is therefore an important element that contributes towards reaching the fifth millennium development goal, to reduce maternal mortality by 75 per cent by 2015.
The 'three delays' model of maternal mortality is used as a framework to show how transport-related factors affect individuals and families decisions to seek care, identify and reach a facility and receive adequate treatment. The guide provides examples of transport-related interventions that have been implemented to increase access to and use of health facilities and recommendations for policy.
World Abortion Policies 2007 http://www.womendeliver.org/resources/media/2007_WallChart.pdf
and Microsoft Excel version http://www.womendeliver.org/resources/media/2007_WallChart.xls
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Population Division
World Abortion Policies 2007 provides the most up-to-date, accurate and objective information available on the legal status of induced abortion for the 195 Member and
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