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laws-to-protect-breastfeeding-inadequate-in-most-countries GENEVA/NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 9 May 2016 –A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.   Of...

uncares-organized-series-of-events-marking-stress-free-week   UNCARES Ethiopia organized a week-long series of events for UN staff to mark stress free week.  The events were organized as a follow up to an online survey conducted among a random sample UN staff members on stress in the...

un-agencies-urge-stronger-coordinated-international-response-to-el-nino   The UN has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the food security, livelihoods, nutrition and health of some 60...

un-high-level-independent-team-of-advisors-visits-ethiopia-as-un-reviews-its-role-in-2030-agenda UN high level Independent Team of Advisors The United Nations Independent Team of Advisors (ITA) visited Ethiopia as part of the UN-ECOSOC Dialogue to review the longer-term positioning of the UN development system in the context of the 2030...

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Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

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23 May, 2014: The theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “Tracking Fistula – Transforming Lives,” reflects an important step forward in eradicating this preventable condition, which affects an estimated two million women and girls in developing countries.

Statement for the International Day of the Midwife 2014 Statement for the International Day of the Midwife 2014

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Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund

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Frances Day-Stirk, President, International Confederation of Midwives

  5 May 2014: Globally, in the past two decades, maternal death has declined by nearly half. In the same period, skilled birth attendance has increased by 15 per cent, with two out of three deliveries worldwide now attended by a skilled health professional. With just over 600 days left until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, concerted efforts are required to scale up cost-effective interventions in educating midwives and other professionals with midwifery skills. Such investments are critical to accelerating efforts to improve maternal health and achieve MDG5, one of the goals lagging farthest behind.