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02 Jul 2012 description
report Merlin

Monday July 2: In the UK family planning is a lifestyle choice but in many of the countries where global health charity Merlin works, this lack of choice can prove fatal.

As we approach the London Summit on Family Planning, it is estimated that every year 287,000 women and girls die from complications in pregnancy and/or childbirth. The vast majority of these deaths occur where poverty, conflict and natural disaster make everyday life a challenge.

21 Jul 2011 description
report Merlin

A year since the most devastating floods in Pakistan's history, thousands of people are still struggling to rebuild their lives and malnutrition rates are critical. Pakistan's poorest and most vulnerable in rural communities in Sindh live in fear of this year's monsoon rains, terrified the floods will return and swallow up what little is left of their lives.

The floods have had a catastrophic impact on the health of the population and as always in disasters it's the weakest and vulnerable that suffers the most; children, women and the elderly.