Tag: Family Planning

Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

A Chadian proverb states, “A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave.” Sadly, this harrowing statement is not far from the truth.  By day’s end, more than 1,000 women will have died from a pregnancy or childbirth related complication. In the developing world, where 99% of maternal deaths occur, fertility and fatality are intimately acquainted. For an Asian or African woman, giving life is the most deadly act she can perform. More disturbing still is that these deaths are nearly always preventable. Bleeding, bacterial infections, obstructed labor and unsafe abortions are the major killers of poor women.

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Family Planning: An Effective Approach to Cost Containment

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Family Planning: An Effective Approach to Cost Containment

Vishal Arora Health Policy Columnist This past week, there were mixed reactions regarding recent data from the United Nations numbering the world population at 7 billion.[1]  Some might welcome this announcement as evidence of advancing healthcare technologies and the provision of essential medicines worldwide.  On the other hand, this sharp increase in population size sheds […]

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