Recep Akdag Minister of Health of Turkey 2002 – 2013 Recep Akdag was born in Erzurum, Turkey in 1960. As a pediatrician, he has been holding a professor title from the Ataturk University School of Medicine since 1999. During his career as a medical specialist and academician, he had been involved in a number of […]
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Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is responsible for upwards of 20% of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We examine the relationship between food intake and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among Indian women aged 15-49 (n=39,657) for the most recent live birth in the five years preceding the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06). Daily consumption of milk, […]
Despite the hardship socioeconomic status, the patern of Maternal mortality among palestine refugee population is similar to that among stable midle income countries, A shift was observed during the last decade from causes related to poor obstetric care such as hemorrage and infection to thromboemblic diseases.
Achieving the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG5) by reducing maternal deaths remains a significant challenge in Uganda. Uganda has a high Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 438/100,000 live births with the life-risk of 1 in 27 women dying in pregnancy. One of the many underlying factors that contribute to high MMR in the country is […]
Women and newborns in El Salvador continue to face elevated risks related to pregnancy and birth. Historically, Ministry of Health (MoH) has focused primarily on strengthening the health services while neglecting the critical role that women, men, families and communities play in improving maternal and newborn health (MNH). Our project integrates a Health Promotion component […]
Improving maternal and newborn health (MNH) in regions where women and newborns suffer most requires a rights-based approach which identifies and addresses the broader social determinants of health. In Burkina Faso, we are implementing a health promotion component within the national MNH strategy. A central feature is the institutionalization of community participation in the identification […]
Facing the challenges of high rates of infant and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, TB infection, endemic malaria and pervasive poverty, countries in Africa, need to develop an accessible, high quality comprehensive primary healthcare system.
Every three minutes, a neonatal death occurs in Latin America. The poorer urban and rural populations are the most affected and within them, in Guatemala, the indigenous population has also the lowest levels of access to basic infrastructure and insufficient coverage to essential maternal and neonatal health services.
Nepal is one of the world poorest countries. Life expectancy is 46 years, HIV prevalence 1.5%, infant mortality rate 64/1000 born alive, maternal mortality 340/100.000.Access of the poor population to healthcare services is a fundamental issue.
Developing countries attention has not yet been properly focused on how to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and managing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) which are on the rise.