“Making Every Baby Count” to prevent infant and maternal deaths

Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Zika virus spreads to 18 countries

A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.

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UN Gender Focus: maternal mortality, hospital in Sri Lanka and role of women in peacebuilding

Impressive drop in maternal mortality rates

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UN joint report says more women getting prenatal care in developing countries

The number of women in developing countries receiving prenatal care has risen 20 per cent since 1990, with the lowest percentage being in South Asia, according to a joint report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).