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Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called on the private sector to invest in Life saving interventions in order to save 3,277 women which constitute five percent that die yearly. The First Lady made the call yesterday at the Private sector advocacy meeting for investment in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescents Health and […]

Aisha Buhari Asks Private Hospitals To Reduce Charges

Aisha Buhari Asks Private Hospitals To Reduce Charges

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Wednesday urged private medical institutions in Nigeria to reduce the high cost of their services. According to a statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife made the appeal when officials of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria visited her at the Presidential […]

The Adverse Effect Of Gold Mining On Women

The Adverse Effect Of Gold Mining On Women

 Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya’s border with Tanzania. On wooden tables, they sieve the powdered ore into metal pans, add mercury, and heat the mixture over a charcoal fire. The air fills with […]

The ‘Backpack Midwife’ Bringing Healthcare For All

The ‘Backpack Midwife’ Bringing Healthcare For All

  Call the midwife in Nairobi, Kenya, and you may receive a visit from someone like Margaret Wairimu Maina. She sets off on foot looking something like an astronaut, carrying a backpack stuffed full of hi-tech gadgets designed to monitor a baby’s health. The pack includes a wind-up foetal doppler used for measuring the baby’s […]

Pregnant Mothers Dying In DRC Ethnic Conflicts

Pregnant Mothers Dying In DRC Ethnic Conflicts

 PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabeké in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is affected by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and […]

Women’s Council To Focus On Fighting Teen Pregnancies In 2018

Women’s Council To Focus On Fighting Teen Pregnancies In 2018

The National Women’s Council’s main focus for 2018 will be fighting unwanted pregnancies among girls in the country. The remarks were made yesterday during the council’s general assembly meeting in Kigali. The meeting was convened to reflect on what was achieved in 2016/2017 as well as looking at the priorities for the remaining part of […]

Eczema Is An Emotional Burden

Eczema Is An Emotional Burden

Eczema Is Not “Just A Rash”  “I’ve been going through a particularly rough flare-up of my eczema for the past several months. I think the biggest misconception about the condition is that it’s ‘just a rash.’ I feel like people don’t take it seriously; even when I look up research on it, most is just targeted […]

Aisha Buhari Lays Foundation For 50-Bed Clinic In Daura

Aisha Buhari Lays Foundation For 50-Bed Clinic In Daura

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, yesterday, laid the foundation for a 50-bed clinic in her husband’s home town, Daura, Katsina State, for women and children’s healthcare. Speaking during the foundation laying at the premises of the General Hospital, Daura, Aisha Buhari said the clinic is to cater for the less-privileged and indigents. The clinic […]

Uganda: Mother Dies In Labour Over Negligence

Uganda: Mother Dies In Labour Over Negligence

The passing on of another expectant mother who allegedly failed to get medical attention from health workers at Kasambya Health Centre III in Kakumiro District has caused outrage among residents. Residents have threatened to stage a demonstration in protest of what they described as negligence and unexplained alleged absenteeism of health workers at the health […]

Always Use A Bed-Net Impregnated With Insecticides

Always Use A Bed-Net Impregnated With Insecticides

1. Determine Your Level Of Risk Inform yourself about your destination and the risk for getting malaria. Things you should consider are: The time of year you are travelling, the duration of your stay, the activities you plan to do and where you will be staying. The risk for an infection can vary considerably, even […]

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