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HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, recently disclosed that at least 2, 131 pregnant women have tested positive to HIV, while 3, 876 […]

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 […]

Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station

Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station

A quick thinking police constable helped a woman in labour deliver her baby at the Mlungisi police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening. Police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni said a woman had arrived at the station on Thursday night, with labour pains, and had asked the police to assist her by calling an […]

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman’s mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn’t have food or has the wrong kinds of food. This is one […]

Federal Government Inaugurates Task Force On Maternal Mortality

Federal Government Inaugurates Task Force On Maternal Mortality

The Federal Ministry of Health has inaugurated a taskforce to fast track the reduction of maternal mortality in the country, particularly in six northern states. The task force is made up representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations working on maternal health. Inaugurating the taskforce tagged ‘Task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria’ […]

Tanzania: State Pushes To Boost Maternal Health Services

Tanzania: State Pushes To Boost Maternal Health Services

At least 100 health centres across the country are set to offer surgery services to pregnant women by December, 2017. That was said by Minister for Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, in Parliament yesterday, adding that opening of the said health centres will help to boost health services to pregnant […]

Government To Upgrade Standard of Midwifery Practices in Nigeria

Government To Upgrade Standard of Midwifery Practices in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government has concluded plans to improve the standard of midwifery practices in the country. This is coming as a Nollywood actor and producer, Jim Iyke, was unveiled as the Special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child health. Adewole made this known yesterday during […]

Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time

Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time

In developing countries around the world, childbirth is a leading cause of death for women. But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), skilled care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies. That’s why the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) teamed up with Women’s Health to […]

Nigeria Has The 3rd Highest Rate Of Premature Births In The World

Nigeria Has The 3rd Highest Rate Of Premature Births In The World

About 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide annually and Nigeria is the third largest contributor to this, an official has said. The Minister of Health, Isaac Oyewole, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at an event held to mark the World Prematurity and Pneumonia Day. Mr. Adewole, a professor of medicine, said Nigeria has […]

Nigeria’s Fight Against ill-health And Malnutrition

Nigeria’s Fight Against ill-health And Malnutrition

If we can put forward a state and non-state collaboration we can stop the risk of famine in the country. As world leaders prepare to converge in New York for the 71st United Nations General Assembly, the delegates face an even more diverse set of challenges than usual. The peace and development paradigm through which the annual meeting […]

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