Mali: Making Mothers Matter
With Mali seemingly locked into a worsening internal crisis, health issues affecting women have slipped downwards on the policy agenda. That means less attention focused on maternal health, family planning and the associated risks of their neglect.
Female patients and medical workers in the maternity section at a community health centre in Mali.
United Nations Children's Fund, 22 May 2012
UNICEF officials are warning that the crisis in the North of Mali has dramatically increased the risks from diseases such as cholera, measles and polio and could increase maternal... read more »
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 18 April 2012
Increasing numbers of people from Mali are entering a refugee camp in neighboring Mauritania, where health and living conditions are already poor, the international medical... read more »
Inter Press Service, 12 June 2012
Tuareg and Islamist rebel groups which seized control of northern Mali in March are trying to find common ground for the joint administration of the territory.read more »
allAfrica.com, 12 June 2012
Despite a significant reduction in child deaths around the globe, a new report released today shows that the health of newborn babies has been largely overlooked.read more »