Episodes #17 and #18
(28-29 August 2010)
Singapore tops the the world child health charts. But no matter where a child is born, she should face the same odds as a Singaporean baby. 99.8 percent of Singaporean babies smile and blow out the candles on their fifth birthday. Not so in many other countries. Similarly, Singaporean women receive excellent health care while pregnant and when in labour. Elsewhere, a woman dies in child birth every minute. No woman should die while giving birth. This week on Poverty No More, we take a closer look at MDGs #4 and #5, Child and Maternal Health.
- About MDG#4 – Child Health – The Targets and Background
- About MDG#5 – Maternal Health – The Targets and Background
Articles and Media Releases
- “Study finds big decrease in global child mortality” (Reuters, 24 May 2010)
- “Unexpected decline in newborn mortality drives child deaths below 8 million” (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 24 May 2010)
- “Singapore: Lowest Child Mortality” (The Straits Times, 24 May 2010)
- GCAP: “African Union Must Accelerate Progress on Maternal and Child Mortality”
- Make Poverty History Canada: “G8 Maternal Child Health Initiative a Dismal Failure“
- Learn more about the story of Siti Nurjanah Binti Erna
Organisations Making a Difference
- Micah Challenge is a global movement of Christians holding governments to account for their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Micah Challenge is organising an international day of action on 10.10.
- Take the Pledge at The Life You Can Save
- White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Movies and Videos
- The Essentials in Three Minutes
- Improve Maternal Health (Make Poverty History Australia; duration: 3 min)
- Discrimination Kills: Maternal Mortality and Human Rights (United Nations; duration: 6′42″)
- A Walk to Beautiful is an award-winning documentary that tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. trailer | movie
Research for Episode 17 was contributed by ShuQi Liu.