World Health Day: WHO Says Control Your Blood Pressure
Many people do not know that they have high blood pressure because it does not always cause symptoms. Even though it is easily diagnosed and treated, many people do not have access to basic health services, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
We’ve made staggering progress in maternal health in Bangladesh. Where next?
By Dr. Kaosar Afsana, Director, BRAC Health Program. Not long ago, Bangladesh had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In rural Bangladesh, an expectant mother’s chance of survival was grim, with 500 to 600 women for every 100,000 live births in the country dying from complications during childbirth in 1990.
We Know How to Save Children’s Lives: USAID Reports from Child Survival Meetings in Chennai, India and Addis, Ethiopia
World health leaders gathered in Washington DC last June. Led by the governments of Ethiopia and India, they met to re-energize the conversation and take action around child survival goals. Called “A Promise Renewed, A Call to Action for Child Survival”, new and bold commitments emerged from attendees to build on successes and continue the charge against premature childhood deaths.
Building Momentum to Save Mothers’ Lives
In 2000, the United Nations set eight groundbreaking goals for the world to tackle. They included goals around poverty, the health of mothers and children, girls’ education and clean water solutions. This Friday, April 5, 2013, marks the 1,000 day milestone to the end of 2015. People and organizations all over the world will be participating in a virtual rally to share the great work that has been done towards reaching the MDGs.
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