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Investing in More Midwives Could Help Save Lives, UN Study Finds

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Midwives don't only deliver babies, they can deliver health services to women, as well, something that could affect newborn and maternal deaths worldwide, the Associated Press reports.
According to the news...
United Nations study finds governments should support more resources for midwives.

Want World Peace? Harness an Untapped Resource: Kids

Imagine a United Nations made up of today's young people? They'd be tweeting the love. Credit: Osamu Honda, AP One need only turn on the evening news to get a firsthand look at the power of young people today. Across the globe, they...Move over, parents. The kids are going to get the job done.

UN Promotes Health Campaign for Women, Children

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers an address at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 20, 2010. Credit: Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A global campaign that aims to save the lives of 16 million mothers...
A global campaign that aims to save the lives of 16 million mothers and children over the next five years was being launched by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday with as much as $40 billion in commitments from world governments and private aid groups.

UN Accuses Massachusetts Special Education School of Torture

Teachers and administrators at a school in Massachusetts torture students into obedience through electric shocks, the United Nations charges. And school officials admit that's true. They just don't see why it's a problem. They claim...

Angelina and Brad donate to children affected by the war in Iraq

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $1,000,000 to charities in Iraq and the United States. Through their Jolie-Pitt foundation, the power couple's donations will focus on the needs of children affected by the war. $500,000 was given to three...

UN: Celebrities encouraging drug use among youth

According to the United Nations' drug control agency, parents who fear that drug-abusing celebrities are setting a bad example for our kids have good reason to be concerned. The International Narcotic Control Board says it's not the drug use alone...

Drew Barrymore donates $1M to World Food Program

I swear I don't watch Oprah every afternoon. I mean, I've only been blogging for Parent Dish for a couple of weeks and here I am mentioning something I saw on her show again, but I swear, I do have a life. It's just that sometimes (especially when...

Kids to be banned from United Nations?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may ban kids from taking field trips to the United Nations. This is not because he thinks children don't need to see diplomacy in action or get culture. Nor is it that he thinks the UN is no place for...

Angelina Jolie says she's a "responsible parent"

If you're a parent who travels for your job (or for leisure), I'm sure it has probably crossed your mind about something happening to you during your travels. But, what if your job had you traveling to remote countries of the world such as Sudan and...

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