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‘Headaches, organ damage and even death’: how salty water is putting Bangladesh’s pregnant women at risk

As rising sea levels and extreme weather contaminate drinking water sources, doctors are seeing alarming numbers of women with serious health problems including pre-eclampsiaPhotographs by Farzana HossenIn the small, crowded ward of the Upazila Health …

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Women’s health at risk from UK aid cuts, Foreign Office warned

Thousands more women will be forced into unsafe abortions and die in pregnancy and childbirth, ministers toldHundreds of thousands more women will face unsafe abortions and thousands will die in pregnancy and childbirth as a result of UK aid cuts in 20…

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?

The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the futureThe world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people on 15 November – more than thr…

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The Taliban are not the only threat to Afghanistan. Aid cuts could undo 20 years of progress

The most vulnerable people will bear the cost of sanctions, as services and the economy collapseWatching Afghanistan’s unfolding trauma, I’ve thought a lot about Mumtaz Ahmed, a young teacher I met a few years ago. Her family fled Kabul during Taliban …

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Delay pregnancy for two years: Papua New Guinea doctor delivers coronavirus warning

Fears over Covid-19 have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, leading to the death of at least one baby, as national army barracks go into lockdownA leading Papua New Guinean obstetrician has advised women in that country not to fall pregnan…

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‘Yellow bindis’ mean high-risk: India’s new health map for women and children

Pioneering Rajasthan initiative helps health workers reach families in greatest need first, increasing identification of malnutrition and issues in pregnancyIt’s 10am and time for the first home visit of the day. After consulting a colour-coded map on …

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