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UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Police Accused Of Raiding Family Planning Clinic

Activists in Nigeria have accused police officers of raiding a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos on May 21. The officers reportedly “harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential client information”. Marie Stopes Nigeria opened its first clinic in 2009, and describes itself as “becoming one of the few providers of long-acting and […]

Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

At least 100,00 women of reproductive age in Uganda suffer from obstetric fistula, an abnormal opening between a woman’s genital tract and her urinary tract or rectum, State minister for Health Sarah Opendi has said. Ms Opendi notes that the prevalence has reduced from 2 per cent in 2011 to 1 per cent in 2016. […]