A woman and her new-born baby on their bed in the hospital of Ngaoundaye, close to the border with Chad, 90 km north of Bocaranga, Ouaham Pende Prefecture, northwest CAR, 29 June 2008. Caritas and the Italian NGO COOPI support the hospital and UNICEF provided refrigerators for vaccination campaigns. The health structure offers medical care to thousands of impoverished and displaced households at a minimum price.
MAMA is a mobile outreach service that matches pregnant women to their nearest local healthcare after emergency disasters...
Waiting for prenatal care A pregnant woman is waiting for&#xA0; prenatal care at the maternity&#xA0; ward of the &#xA0;Bocaranga Hospital, Ouaham&#xA0; Pende Prefecture, northwest CAR, &#xA0;30 June 2008. Credits: Pierre Holtz for UNICEF&#xA0; |&#xA0;www.hdptcar.net
HME 2010, Maternal Mortality (Global), Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Online, viewed 13th April, 2010, <http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/resources/datasets/2010/mortality/results/maternal/maternal.html>. http://chartsbin.com/view/lac
&#xA9; UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0743BW/LeMoyneOn 28 April, a pregnant young woman stands outside her makeshift tent shelter in the Pinchinat camp for people displaced by the earthquake, on a football pitch in the city of Jacmel. An estimated 5,000 people live in the camp, which receives safe water, medical and other basic services through the international NGO Save the Children, a UNICEF partner. The NGO also runs &#x2018;Let Maman&#x2019; (Mother&#x2019;s Milk), a support group that provides daily breast-feeding and nutrition counseling for mothers.
&#xA9; UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1641/RamonedaPAKISTANA health worker (right, foreground) uses a stethoscope to listen to a pregnant woman&#x2019;s heartbeat during an antenatal examination, at a camp for people displaced by flooding, in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province. Other pregnant women watch, awaiting their own exams.