maternal mortality - updates

Rappler's latest stories on maternal mortality


Mother or baby die in childbirth every 11 seconds – U.N.

Sep 19, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The statistics reveal that an estimated 2.8 million women and newborns die every year, mostly from preventable causes

After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:08 PM

She saved lives she held babies who had Ebola and she helped them to get better She did not deserve this kind of treatment

VICTIM OF NEGLECT. Salome Karwah in the Time 2014 Person of the Year cover. Karwah survived Ebola, but died after childbirth. Courtesy Time magazine

Hontiveros: Include 'hilot' in community health teams

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The former PhilHealth director an administration senatorial bet counters a proposal to arrest or ban the traditional health attendants in rural areas

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

Maternal mortality cut by almost half in 25 years – UN

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:52 PM

But only 9 countries have achieved the United Nations target of reducing maternal mortality by 75 by 2015 from 1990 levels

Less deaths, but world still misses MDG on maternal health

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:07 PM

In 2013 about 289 000 mothers died worldwide That s 800 women dying each day due to preventable causes

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Jokowi s professional cabinet structure Indonesia s rising maternal mortality rate increased jail term for PKS chair and more

IN TRANSITION. President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists after a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in Jakarta on August 12, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

DOH revising RH rules; law seen to curb child deaths

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:46 PM

The health department says the Philippines is likely to attain its 4th Millennium Development Goal – to reduce the country s under 5 mortality rate

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e-Learning for midwives

Jul 31, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Health officials and experts are optimistic about using technology based interventions to address healthcare gaps

'2015 and Beyond'

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:56 PM

With the 2015 deadline fast approaching health experts are already making plans to replicate and sustain the progress made over the last 13 years

Are home births being banned?

May 27, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Facility based deliveries may be the gold standard for healthcare but the reality on the ground necessitates flexibility in our healthcare policy

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

UN weighs in on RH Bill

Aug 05, 2012 - 12:14 PM

The Philippines will reverse gains in development goals if RH Bill not passes says the UN a day after Catholics rallied against the proposed law

Catholic nuns join some 7000 protesters during an anti reproductive health (RH) bill rally at a Catholic shrine in Manila on August 4, 2012. Philippine nuns and priests led thousands of Catholics in a protest in Manila against a proposed law that would provide free contraceptives in a bid to curb population growth. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Poverty, scarcity and the rule of the Catholic Church

Aug 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

The RH bill is opposed mainly by those living in luxury and comfort our bishops and legislators among them

The rich is richer

Jun 02, 2012 - 7:45 PM

Problems of the rich world s young are spreading to poorer countries

TEACH THEM RIGHT. Kids need to be taught the value of money, and how they may use it for good causes. Photo from