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The Latin American Herald Tribune reports on a new study by UNFPA that highlights the incidence of maternal deaths, the frequency of abortion, and the concentration of new HIV cases among the most marginalized sector of the Argentine population. 

The Latin American Herald Tribune

“…The maternal mortality rate remains ‘relatively elevated in relation to the available health services in the country.’

The study, presented at the U.N. Information Center in Buenos Aires, adds that complications from abortion over the past 15 years have remained the main cause of maternal deaths.

But given that induced abortion is illegal in Argentina, ‘its magnitude can only be estimated by indirect means,’ which show that voluntary terminations of pregnancy oscillate between 372,000 and 522,000 per year.

Among the main victims are the teenage members of the population, the fertility rates for whom show ‘many disparities’ when one compares Argentina’s impoverished north with the main urban centers…”

Read the full story, UN Report Highlights Inequality in Argentina.

For additional information on maternal mortality in Argentina, click here

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“Maternal Health is one of EngenderHealth’s key Global Practice Areas. EngenderHealth Maternal Health programs include activities: essential obstetric care, management of abortion complications, management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, fistula care, and prevention of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health, under the supervision of the Global Practice Leader for Maternal Health, will be responsible for providing technical assistance to EngenderHealth’s global and country programs and projects and ensuring the medical quality of those programs. In addition, the Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for updating clinical skills and knowledge of EngenderHealth staff in areas of maternal health, including quality assurance approaches and tools related to these areas.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal Health will also work in close collaboration with the Global Practice teams for Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, Gender and MAP, and Youth and also with the Senior Technical Advisor for Quality Assurance, Integrations, Training and Learning, and Community Engagement to ensure that aspects related to these areas are integrated into the design of maternal health programs and projects.”

For more information including a description of the position responsibilities and requirements—and to apply, click here.

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