May 12, 2013 20:11 SGT Believing that mother’s health and complete well-being are key to bringing up healthy children, a group of children and children advocates on Mother’s Day in the Philippines calls on voters to choose candidates whose track records show concrete legislative actions that promote the health and the protection of the rights of mothers—particularly young moms—as well as their children.
Tag: maternal health
Feb 18, 2013 09:11 SGT Breastfeeding rates are declining across Asia Pacific, despite new research estimating that 830,000 babies could be saved globally each year if new mothers around the world breastfed immediately after giving birth.
Jan 14, 2013 08:44 SGT Save the Children’s new report 'Ending Poverty in Our Generation' outlines an ambitious new development framework which, it says, can help all countries end extreme poverty in the next 20 years. This is the first time that an organisation proposes specific new targets to replace the MDGs.
Aug 24, 2012 22:17 SGT Water has receded in areas and some people are starting to clear the mud but communities are apprehensive and concerned the clean up effort may be in vein if a new typhoon develops.
Jun 04, 2012 15:42 SGT About 100,000 Lady Health Workers (LHWs) and 4,000 Community Midwives (CMWs) exist at community level in Pakistan. But provincial governments need to invest much more so the most vulnerable and hardest to reach families get the help they need.
May 24, 2012 12:07 SGT Progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals remains a challenge for Pakistan. MDG 4 requires a two third reduction in child mortality, whereas, MDG 5 demands a reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters. There is a need to accelerate the efforts to achieve the desired results by 2015.