maternal death - updates

Rappler's latest stories on maternal death


Senate OKs bill ensuring health of mothers, children in first 1,000 days

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The bill seeks to fight malnutrition of children during the first 1,000 days, starting from the first day of the mother’s pregnancy. The House version was approved in 2017.

FIRST 1,000 DAYS. Congress approves a bill ensuring the health of mothers and children during the first 1,000 days of a child starting from day1 of pregnancy. File photo

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

May 03, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Experts say a culture of silence and scandal around sex could be driving more than a quarter of a million women a year to seek out clandestine and often unsafe abortions

This photo is taken on April 26, 2017 shows a couple sitting at a jetty during sunset in Yangon. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Most Filipinos want candidates to prioritize family planning – survey

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

A Pulse Asia poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe candidates should include family planning in their program of action while 9 out of 10 want the government to allocate funding for family planning services

Pia Cayetano looking into P1-B cut in contraceptives budget

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED The senator principal sponsor of the reproductive health law says the surprise removal of the amount from the health department budget is totally unacceptable

The challenges of maternal health in PH

May 14, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Poor unemployed mothers struggle to find ways of putting a meal on their table is constant and their health and that of their children take the back seat

A Filipino mother and her child eat their lunch while waiting for their ship back to their provinces in Port Area, Manila, Philippines on 07 January 2010. Slightly fewer Filipinos look forward to 2010 with hope after experiencing a series of tragedies in 2009, among them epic floods in Metro Manila and Luzon, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The survey, conducted from 05 to 10 December 2009, found that while nine out of 10 Filipinos were hopeful, the rate was lower than in the previous three years. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Maternal deaths falling, but not fast enough: WHO

May 07, 2014 - 12:25 AM

The number of maternal deaths worldwide fell to 289 000 last year down 45 from 1990 when an estimated 523 000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth

A loaf of bread for Rosanna's woes

Dec 21, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Rosanna decides to get an abortion after her 5th pregnancy It takes a turn for the worse

In faraway Patikul, mothers die

Dec 21, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Who says there are no mothers dying from childbirth? Faraway hospitals lack of transportation are fatal factors in remote parts of the country

Mernielyn: Downpayment for her baby's life

Dec 21, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Did Mernielyn Garcia lose her baby because she could not afford a downpayment for the hospital?

Children bearing children

Jul 11, 2013 - 11:54 PM

On World Population Day the United Nations and women s advocates are focused on their vision: a world with no unwanted pregnancies

NSO: Teen pregnancy, maternal deaths on the rise

Jul 09, 2013 - 2:46 PM

Teenage pregnancy rates and teenage maternal deaths rise over the decade

1,000 days to MDGs deadline; options for PH

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:21 PM

The momentum that the MDGs created when the Millennium Declaration was signed is going for a final push

No urgency, no outrage

Nov 02, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Women don’t have to die because we already know what to do We have the evidence the experience and the tools We should just do what needs to be done

In faraway places like Patikul, mothers die

Sep 02, 2012 - 9:59 AM

Maternal death from the point of view of Abdul Ibno a 29 year old tricycle driver from Patikul in Jolo Sulu who lost his wife

Contraception saves 250,000 lives each year

Jul 10, 2012 - 7:26 AM

A study shows contraceptive use saves the lives of more than a quarter of million women each year

PH needs to 'accelerate' maternal health progress

May 19, 2012 - 2:48 PM

Visiting head of the United Nations Population Fund notes President Benigno Aquino III s apparent support for the reproductive health bill

MATERNAL HEALTH. Poor women end up having more children than they want or can afford. Photo by Rhoda Avila of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines

Makati denies DOH report; DOH insists

Feb 21, 2012 - 3:07 PM

This is about maternal deaths in Metro Manila

50 maternal deaths in January alone

Feb 17, 2012 - 5:33 PM

The figure is so high says the Department of Health