South Sudan: UN, Govt Plan to Reduce Maternal MortalityA new initiative aims to reduce maternal mortality in the country by deploying midwives, providing skills development and improving the state of health facilities.
A mother and her infant receive medical attention.
UN News, 31 October 2011
A joint initiative of the United Nations and South Sudan is aiming to reduce maternal mortality by deploying midwives throughout the country, providing locals with the necessary… Read more »
South Sudan: Nation Battles World's Highest Maternal Death Rate
MediaGlobal, 11 August 2011
For South Sudanese, surges of hope are being met with sobering realities in the wake of independence. The maternal mortality rate in the newest African nation is estimated at more… Read more »
Sudan Tribune, 25 October 2011
South Sudan and the United Nations have sent volunteer midwives from various countries around the new country in an attempt to tackle extremely high maternal mortality. Read more »
Sudan Tribune, 25 September 2011
The government of newly-independent South Sudan has appealed for international assistance to help address some of the challenges confronting provision of basic health services. Read more »
South Sudan: Women Hope Independence Means Less Maternal Deaths
IPS, 8 July 2011
Mother of eight, Jessicah Foni, 36, hopes that independence will mean a hospital will soon be built in her village. Read more »