Aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent
Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015
A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
With one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, Afghanistan remains among the most unsafe places to be a pregnant woman. The stakes are high. Here the average woman has six to seven children and a one in 11 chance of dying in childbirth.
The Afghan government is firmly committed to turning this situation around and we are working hard to help them. They need our support to bring sexual and reproductive healthcare to women. And we in turn need donors' support to build capacity and to deliver services.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, 11 July 2012 — The Government of the Republic of Myanmar increased the budget for health and the Department of Health created a budget line for contraceptives to improve the health of mothers and children, and the United Kingdom and other donors will provide new funding to accelerate achievement of health MDGs, officials announced today at a press conference marking the London Summit on Family Planning.
Addis Ababa, 27th April 2012: Our programme in Ethiopia is delighted to have been awarded €13 million by the Dutch government for a project to improve the sexual and reproductive health of Ethiopian women. The project will focus on making a sustainable difference by strengthening the ability of the private sector to deliver services to under-served women across the country.
Leading global reproductive and sexual health partnership, Marie Stopes International (MSI), is opening the doors of the first dedicated safe motherhood and reproductive health clinic in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, on 10th August, 2002.
At Marie Stopes International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Donor team plays a critical role in implementing a diverse portfolio of global, regional, and bilateral family planning programmes.