HPV vaccine and contraceptives in the MDG fight

Of: Nordström is different

85% of the approximately 285 women who die annually from HPV-induced cervical cancer are found in the developing countries of the world. Unsafe abortions and risky births are estimated to claim the lives of 000 and 47 women each year. Only 000-300% of women in developing countries have access to long-acting contraceptives, writes the government's ambassador for global health, Anders Nordström, due to two new, global launches of HPV vaccines and long-acting contraceptives in the work to reach MDG 000 and 1.

March 8, 2013, Debate

Invest in young people to reduce maternal mortality

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist

As part of the worldwide project Why Poverty , SVT broadcasts a series of documentaries about poverty in the world. The aim is to initiate a global conversation on the issue of poverty and the first film undeniably raises questions: How come complications in pregnancy and childbirth are still the most common cause of death among young women in developing countries? More resources for maternity care are of the utmost importance. But if we are to reduce maternal mortality, girls and women must be given the power to decide for themselves if and when they want to become pregnant. It requires a change in society's attitudes that extends far beyond the walls of the delivery room, writes Plan Sweden's Secretary General Anna Hägg-Sjöquist.

November 25, 2012, Debate