The EU funds will benefit 22 developing nations where childbirth mortality rates are high and focus on pre and post-natal care, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS prevention, and pregnancy counseling, including “avoiding unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion,” reported Reuters Health.
The countries slated to receive the funds are Burkina Faso, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Lesotho, Madagascar, Muritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Surinam, Sudan, Tanzania, Tuvalu, and Zambia.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .