WHO expert says too many women dying from preventable deaths

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Mothers wait in a queue at the Kangemi Health Centre in Kenya

Dr. Marleen Temmerman, head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva, joined the agency late last year because she believes it can play a very prominent role in meeting the unmet needs of so many women in the area of reproductive health and services. Dr. Temmerman talks to Beng Poblete-Enriquez about her priorities and recalls an early experience in Kenya where a 15 year-old pregnant girl died in her arms from a ruptured uterus.

Donor support helps Somali health centre save lives

Mother sitting with children

For decades, life in Somalia has been about surviving war, famine and violence, in according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). At the Galkayo Medical Centre, donor support is helping a doctor and his team save the lives of pregnant women and their babies, while offering health services to the community at large.

An "Eagle-Heart Woman" advocates for indigenous people in Canada

Andrea Landry

Seven indigenous youth from across the world shared their experiences at the first international expert group meeting for indigenous youth held this week at UN Headquarters in New York. Dianne Penn chats with Andrea Landry from Canada, or "Eagle-Heart Woman," her traditional name in the language of the Anishinaabe people, about her activism including through Idle No More, a movement by indigenous Canadians to counter government actions that could impact natural resources.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Duration: 10'00"

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