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High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

African children will make up nearly half the world’s poorest people by 2030 if nothing is done to reverse existing trends, according to a report. Despite economic growth, one in five children will live in poverty because of high fertility rates, inequality and deep-seated privation, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The first of […]

Liberian Nurses Learn To Spot Danger Signs In Babies As Healthcare Gets Shot In Arm

Liberian Nurses Learn To Spot Danger Signs In Babies As Healthcare Gets Shot In Arm

The Well Baby clinic in Buchanan is busy. But that’s not unusual. The clinic, a two-hour drive from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, sees between 700 and 1,000 mothers and children each week. Nurse Cellian Fahncole sits in a consulting room off the main waiting room. She is examining a baby girl and asking the mother a […]

Cambodia Proves Fertile Ground For Foreign Surrogacy After Thailand Ban

Cambodia Proves Fertile Ground For Foreign Surrogacy After Thailand Ban

  After a long day of selling snacks at her son’s primary school, Kew, who is seven months pregnant, squats on the Bangkok pavement to take a rest. The single mother has no idea whose baby she is carrying, or where its future parents live. She says it makes no difference to her. “The first […]

More Women Susceptible to Danger During Child Birth in Oyo

More Women Susceptible to Danger During Child Birth in Oyo

From the researches conducted by the Development Communication Networks (DevComs) in conjunction with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Oyo State, came a revelation that pregnant women in the state still face grave dangers during delivery unless urgent attention is put in place to arrest the ugly trend. The two bodies at a workshop for […]

Our Generation will See Healthcare in Africa on Par with the Rest of the World

Our Generation will See Healthcare in Africa on Par with the Rest of the World

Packed securely inside the boxes in the picture above was a new mammography system, being ferried upstream from the Port of Lamu in Kenya, where I traveled last month, to a small rural town, where women were in need of access to screening. Every patient everywhere in the world deserves such access. But the boxes […]

African Governments Told To Invest More In Healthcare

African Governments Told To Invest More In Healthcare

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) advocating for health in Africa have raised their voices in an effort to influence governments across the continent to increase domestic funding for health care. The COSs raised their concerns as global health resources continue to dwindle because of the changing political and economic dynamics around the globe. This happens at […]

Anike Lawal: Building an Online Community For Maternal Health with Mamalette

Anike Lawal: Building an Online Community For Maternal Health with Mamalette

According to a 2015 report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day and a high percentage of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, including Nigeria.Specifically a report by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), indicated that Nigeria loses 2,300 children […]

Nigeria Campaign To Stop Women Giving Birth In Church

Nigeria Campaign To Stop Women Giving Birth In Church

Twenty-seven-year-old Ransom Linus Martin, four months into her first pregnancy, has come to the Land of Promise church near the city of Calabar for prayers, but it is also where she will be giving birth. She is not alone in her choice, but campaigners are trying to end the practice which is widespread in southern […]

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