The May 30 release of Madhuri Krishnaswamy, a relentless campaigner for better maternal health for marginalised tribal women in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh one of the most impoverished districts in the central India, has brought temporary peace in the district.Many protesters converged on Barwani, ready to face arrest unless police charges against Krishnaswamy, based on the complaint by a Barwani health official, are withdrawn.
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In a woman’s life, pregnancy is a life event and every woman needs a person to rely upon. She seeks a bonding and a certain level of trust, preferably on a person from her own community, so that she can share her health problems. The midwives can help avert roughly 3.6 million deaths by 2015. “Midwives don’t just deliver babies. They enable effective family planning, prevent malaria in pregnancy and mother to child transmission of HIV” Kate Gilmore said at Women Deliver Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur. Kate Gilmore is Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA.
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News on maternal health
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