Asia

Traditional Rohingya midwives helping pregnant refugees

In Bangladesh, 130 community healthcare workers have been recruited by UNFPA from among the Rohingya.

UNICEF

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives.

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Health

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Babies should be breasfted within an hour of being born, according to UN and WHO recommendations.

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

United Kingdom

UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal unless pregnancy poses a serious health risk.

UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms

Health

'US has long protected commercial interests over breastfeeding'

Health advocates say it's long been US policy to 'bully' other countries to protect interests of formula manufacturers.

'US has long protected commercial interests over breastfeeding'

Europe

Northern Ireland abortion stories: Sorrow amid backlash

Ban, including in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality, sees women travel to England for procedure.

Northern Ireland one of 'most restrictive abortion regimes'

Philippines

Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines

While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, numbers are rising in the Philippines.

Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines

Al Jazeera World

Lebanon: The Refugees' Midwife

The human impact of the Syrian war through the eyes of a Lebanese midwife helping pregnant Syrian refugees give birth.

Health

US bans 'fetus', 'diversity' in health agency budget

Trump slammed after Washington Post reports seven words are prohibited in health agency budget documents.

'Fetus', 'transgender' banned in CDC budget: Report

El Salvador

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Court rejects appeal of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, who was convicted of homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Reporter's Notebook

'Women and girls will die': Trump's foreign aid rule on abortion

An insight into the far-reaching consequences of Donald Trump's ban on US funds going to foreign aid organisations that promote or perform abortions.

People & Power

Trump and the Ethics of Foreign Aid

What are the consequences of President Trump's decision to slash US aid to international NGOs that promote abortion?

Maternal health

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

In Tijuana, two women who call themselves 'frontier midwives' are supporting women neglected by the healthcare system.

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

Opinion

Revelations from the ridiculous

Or how in America no one dies from having no access to healthcare.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Maternal health

New drug can reduce maternal deaths 'by a third'

Trial of 20,000 women shows deaths from heavy bleeding after giving birth reduced by 30 percent with tranexamic acid.