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The Risk Of Getting Older And Being Pregnant

The Risk Of Getting Older And Being Pregnant

 Asma Mohamed Hassan had almost given up on having a second child. Then suddenly, almost 15 years after she gave birth to her firstborn, the pregnancy test was positive. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. She was expecting her second child at the age of 34. While she had been physically active during her first […]

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

Every day, Nigeria loses 2,300 children below the age of five and 145 women of childbearing age, making the country the second worst place on earth to conceive, give birth or raise a child. Martins Ifijeh writes that underneath the statistics lies the pain of thousands of families. In the expanded room sits the head of the […]

Government Sets 2030 As Deadline To End Maternal Deaths In Malawi

Government Sets 2030 As Deadline To End Maternal Deaths In Malawi

Kasungu 18 April 2018: Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi says Government is committed to ensuring that maternal and infant mortality come to an end by the year 2030. Muluzi disclosed this at Kasungu community ground on Wednesday during a ceremony where InPATH project in partnership with PLAN International was handing over six ambulances […]

Twitter Outrage As 29 Year Old Zambian Journalist, Dies After Giving Birth

Twitter Outrage As 29 Year Old Zambian Journalist, Dies After Giving Birth

News of the death of a Zambian journalist Sithembile Zulu, who died after giving birth at a local hospital has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths in the southern African country, a report says. According to BBC live, health ministry spokesperson Dr Maximilian Bweupe said that Zulu […]

Zimbabwe: Maternal Deaths Up

Zimbabwe: Maternal Deaths Up

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent Maternal deaths continue to increase, with statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care showing that 195 expecting mothers have died since the beginning of the year. In its weekly disease surveillance report covering week 34, the ministry said six more women had died. It said the deaths were a […]

Let More Realistic Actions Be Taken Against Maternal Deaths

Let More Realistic Actions Be Taken Against Maternal Deaths

On Friday, an MP died due to pregnancy-related complications. Hailat Kaudha Magumba, 31, became part of the grim statistics that define maternal mortality in this country. Various surveys put the figure at 16 deaths daily. The Iganga Woman MP succumbed to severe preeclampsia, which health professionals define as hypertensive disorders that complicate pregnancy. The MP’s […]

One Million Delivery Kits Lined Up, To Reduce Maternal Deaths In Tanzania

One Million Delivery Kits Lined Up, To Reduce Maternal Deaths In Tanzania

The government is set to distribute one million clean delivery kits next year as it moves to reduce alarming neonatal and maternal mortality, as well as morbidity countrywide. This is in additional to 500,000 maternity delivery packs planned for distribution this year, to help nearly two million women who are expected to give birth each […]

Pregnant Woman Dies En Route Hospital In Galadima

Pregnant Woman Dies En Route Hospital In Galadima

A pregnant woman, Folorunsho Mary, has been reported dead while she was being taken to the hospital by her neighbours in Galadima. She died last Thursday at about 9:45p.m. Police sources said one of the neighbours, identified as Samuel, reported at the station that the neighbours decided to assist the deceased to the hospital after […]

25 Percent Of Mothers Die of Severe Bleeding In Busoga’

25 Percent Of Mothers Die of Severe Bleeding In Busoga’

 Severe bleeding and physical violence against mothers remain the leading causes of maternal deaths across Busoga sub-region, a recent Maternal Health Status Report issued by Jinja Regional Referral Hospital indicates. According to the report, severe bleeding accounts for 25 per cent of maternal deaths registered while indirect causes such as physical violence against the mother […]