“I AM a WOMAN of ACTION™ BECA– USE …”

"I AM a WOMAN of ACTION™ BECA-- USE ...", Global Alumni 2013 Our Global Alumni WOMEN of ACTION™ are trailblazers in this new millennium. Pioneering the new woman's movement, a new paradigm of thinking .. that only through female leadership and the achievement of "Equality of Women among Women" will our world ever see a sustainable socioeconomic equality for all woman. A Celebration of Women™ is honored to celebrate our winning Alumni members chosen from hundreds of women leaders … [Read more...]

Sarah Kraft – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one of courage, strength and vision that is devoting her life to the passage of life itself. Through her own organization, this woman is globally working to better the lives of all women, making the passage of new life a safer and more viable experience. As a midwife herself, this woman's dream was to 'Midwife the Midwife'.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Sarah … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2013 – May 5

International Day of the Midwife 2013 The growing success of the International Day of the Midwife continues in 2013 with the new, interactive website and social media pages as powerful platforms to campaign globally to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of mothers and children. What will be happening on IDM 2013? We are posting blogs on our website about midwives and their role in family planning and we will also have guest blogs from partner organizations. We are … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Work of Midwives

Childbirth is perhaps the riskiest and most miraculous time in a woman's life. And midwives are truly the unsung heroines of the challenge to reduce the risks women face in bringing forth life. [PHOTO CREDIT] Now, armed with better skills and training, midwives are increasingly able to deal with life-threatening emergencies and are playing a critical role in making motherhood safer around the world. It is estimated that trained, well-equipped and supported midwives could save the lives of … [Read more...]

Africa, ‘must improve maternal and newborn child health’

Experts call for increased efforts to improve maternal and newborn child health in Africa More than 50 government, civil society, academic and United Nations experts came together for a meeting coordinated by the African Union (AU) in partnership with UN Women from 24 to 26 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review key frameworks and initiatives on maternal and newborn child health and recommend actions for reduction of maternal and child deaths in Africa. During the meeting, which was … [Read more...]

Bhutanese Midwife, Thailand’s Experience: A notebook of ideas

LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in northeastern Thailand. The midwife from Gelephu, a small village in eastern Bhutan, was one of more than 20 Bhutanese health professionals selected to participate in a technical training on reproductive health care services. The programme, supported by UNFPA, is part of a … [Read more...]

UNRWA, Syria midwife delivers baby in harsh conditions

Damascus The vibrant cry of a baby burst out from a small room in the Khan Eshieh refugee camp in southern Damascus. Forced to find refuge in a shelter housing another 15 people, Mayada Yahya gave birth in a small room with no privacy. The room has provided shelter to Mayada and her husband ever since they fled the fighting in Daraya, near Damascus, a few months ago. Little did she know that she would be delivering their child in this same room months later. Makeshift … [Read more...]

SOUTH SUDAN: The biggest threat to a woman’s life

JUBA, 20 July 2012 (IRIN) - South Sudan has the worst reported maternal mortality rate in the world. “More women die in child birth, per capita, in South Sudan, than in any country in the world,” says Caroline Delany, a health specialist with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in South Sudan which is funding a raft of maternal health programmes. A 2012 report entitled Women’s Security in South Sudan: Threats in the Home by Geneva-based think-tank Small Arms Survey (SAS) … [Read more...]

World’s Mothers Report 2012 RELEASED

Save the Children’s Annual State of the World’s Mothers Report is released for 2012 " Norway as the Best Place to Be a Mother; Niger the Worst " MAY 2012 | WESTPORT, Conn. — Save the Children's thirteenth State of the World's Mothers report shows Niger as the worst place to be a mother in the world — replacing Afghanistan for the first time in two years. Norway comes in at first place. The Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom ranking, which compares 165 countries around the … [Read more...]

Intel, UNFPA to Boost Health Workers’ Skills around the World

Intel and UNFPA to Boost Health Workers’ Skills around the World Collaboration will provide technological infrastructure to train midwives and health workers in selected developing countries UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANTA CLARA, California—The high number of unnecessary deaths during pregnancy and childbirth is unacceptable for Intel Corporation and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.   In an effort to address that problem, Intel and UNFPA have announced a joint commitment … [Read more...]

PMO – Canada is Taking Action in maternal health issues!

PM announces new maternal, newborn and child health initiatives     May 27, 2011 Deauville, France Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for new health initiatives to help save the lives of mothers and children in Africa and Asia as part of the Canadian-led Muskoka Initiative launched at the G-8 Summit in June 2010. Targeting the leading causes of mortality in mothers and children in countries such as Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mali and Afghanistan, the new … [Read more...]

care2 – Every Child needs a MOM!

Hi A Celebration of Women! No matter who you are or where you live, a mother is vitally important. Your mother not only gives you life, she provides for you, cares for you when you're sick and loves you unconditionally. But more than half a million babies will lose their mothers this year needlessly from poor maternal health care. Support mothers around the world » When it comes to maternal health care the little things matter, especially for women in the developing world, where gender … [Read more...]

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