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Four Born Every Second: Raising the Bar for Fighting Maternal and Child Death

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (14:55)

I sincerely hope David Cameron watched the BBC programme Four Born Every Second last night. The documentary featuring four pregnant women in four very different countries highlighted the vastly different experiences of childbirth, depending on the country a woman happens to live in. With 800 women still dying...

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Wellbeing for Everyone - From Selective Development to an Inclusive Post-2015 Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (21:13)

Successes and shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are taking centre-stage in London this week as the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda meets for the second time. Chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of...

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Generation Y - Sick of Poverty and Bad Health

(0) Comments | Posted 16 November 2011 | (18:08)

Booking your next holiday to Ethiopia? You're bound to receive countless offers to travel to the ethnically diverse south west of the country.

You're told that you will not only take in the beauty of the Rift Valley, but will meet one or several of this region's approximately 45...

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Healthy and Unhealthy Lives - Socially Determined

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2011 | (20:53)

I am a woman with two university degrees who went to a private though free school. My family did not receive means-tested benefits. Had I grown up where I live now, in the Borough of Southwark, London, my privileged start into life would put my life-expectancy up to...

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'Off The Health Radar' - Indigenous Peoples Suffer Vast Health Inequalities

(2) Comments | Posted 13 August 2011 | (00:11)

Imagine you're a woman in labour and the midwife refuses to or cannot speak to you in your own language. Not only that, but she won't allow you to give birth in a position you prefer. That is if you can make it to the health centre in the first...

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