Maternal mortality is avoidable in most cases
This week on Everywoman we take a look at the rates of maternal mortality in Africa.

Ninety-nine per cent of deaths occur in the developing world, mainly sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. Here more than half a million women die each year and most maternal deaths are entirely preventable.

We travel to Malawi which has the third highest maternal mortality rate in the world after Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

The Malawi government has launched a $2 million programme to address the issue, but progress is slow. 

Shiulie Ghosh is joined from Geneva by Daisy Mafubelu, the assistant director-general for family and community health at the World Health Organisation. For more information visit the World Visions website.

American Elections

Is Hillary Clinton trying to change her image?

In the US, Senator Hillary Clinton has been the Democrats' presidential front-runner for nearly a year, but the past few weeks have been a challenge.

She suffered a surprise defeat to fellow candidate Barack Obama in the opening contest in Iowa.

But after showing a softer side and becoming emotional in public, she won the primary in New Hampshire.

We asked New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor if Hillary is trying to change her image and what role the media is playing in her campaign.

Prison Life in Colombia

Thousands of women are held
in Colombia's jails

We travel to the Good Shepherd jail in Colombia where thousands of women are held for crimes ranging from drug trafficking to violence.

One inmate is Hashima, a Malaysian woman convicted for trying to smuggle cocaine.

But inside the prison walls, Hashima has made a name for herself as a singer.

Everywoman has exclusive footage of a day in the life of a jail-bird.

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This episode of Everywoman aired on Friday, January 18, 2008

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