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Maternal health

MATERNAL HEALTH NEWS

Maternal health has been severely impacted by pandemic, say experts

May 31, 2021 1:20 am

Last year, researchers estimated that 26 million couples in India faced disruptions in access to family planning. Unintended pregnancies place major economic pressure on families and can lead to unsafe abortions and maternal deaths, experts said.

Utah dads to be required to pay half of pregnancy costs

April 05, 2021 8:12 pm

The bill's sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who have children.

Covid-19 and demand for maternal health services

May 15, 2020 11:32 am

Assuring pregnant women have access to safe birth and continuum of antenatal and postnatal care during COVID assumes great importance, though it indeed is challenging.

Ebook on maternal mental health released

June 14, 2018 2:49 pm

An ebook on maternal mental health has been released in an attempt to spread awareness about the same amongst new parents and medical professionals. Issues concerning mental health such as those post delivery are usually ignored hence this effort.

Interview: 'Latest MMR figures indicate system is working, NHM a game changer,' says UNICEF India representative

June 10, 2018 5:38 am

"NHM has been the game changer. It ensured there were adequate financial and manpower resources - none of the health workers like ASHAs were there earlier. It also gave room for local flexibility," said UNICEF India representative Dr Yasmin Ali Haque.