Female Genital Mutilation: time to end a practice affecting 200 million women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a horrific practice that causes undue pain, suffering and long term damage to women all over the world. As part of the lead-in to the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Unicef have released a report which estimates that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital …

Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Countdown to 2015 highlights ‘unfinished business’ in new 2014 report, ‘Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children’ Countdown to 2015 launches its 2014 Report today, at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Countdown is a co-sponsor of the Forum, together with PMNCH, A Promise Renewed, and the independent Expert Review …

Mother’s Day 2014: New UN statistics report that maternal mortality has been halved worldwide

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

  Today is Mother’s Day, and marking this important event a new study published by a number of UN agencies has found that not only has the decline in maternal mortality accelerated since 2000, but that the maternal mortality rate has dropped by 45 per cent worldwide since 1990. The report – launched by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank, …