By James M. Roberts. The number of pregnant women who die yearly due to high blood pressure is very high and 99% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Latin America remains one of the biggest contributors to this figure. Their killer is known as preeclampsia. Do you know what it is? … [Read more...] about Almost 70,000 pregnant women die from something that could be easily avoided
by Rebecca Shillenn. It kills nearly 6 million people every year and it is responsible for the death of about 1 in 10 adults worldwide: tobacco use remains one of the largest global health problems. If this numbers are not shocking enough, the health concerns are more acute in low- and middle-income countries, where 80 percent of smokers live and citizens are less protected … [Read more...] about What You Don’t Know about Illicit Tobacco Trade
by Suneeta Mittal. Pre-conception care is the provision of medical, behavioral and social health interventions to women and couples before pregnancy occurs. It aims at improving their health status, and reducing factors that contribute to poor maternal and child health outcome. Even though it is proven to increase the well-being of women and couples … [Read more...] about Babies’ Health Starts before Pregnancy
by Pablo Ibarraran, Marcos Robles, Nadin Medellin, Mayra Saenz and Marco Stampini. Evidence has shown that Latin America and the Caribbean have been successful in reducing poverty and in achieving important reductions in terms of inequality. Although poverty reduction and the growth of the middle class are clearly related, there is an important link that we need to keep in … [Read more...] about The Poor, the Vulnerable and the Middle Class: Who is Who?
by Lesley O’Connell. Achupallas, a village perched 4000 meters above sea level in the Ecuadorian Andes offers sweeping mountain views, and marks the beginning of the Inca Trail to Ingapirca, the best preserved pre-Colonial Inca ruin in Ecuador that linked Quito with Cuzco. True to its heritage, more than 90% of the village’s population is Kichwa speaking. Not … [Read more...] about Health without Borders on the Inca Trail