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Death Happens Every 11 Seconds Among Babies and Pregnant Mothers

Death Happens Every 11 Seconds Among Babies and Pregnant Mothers

Levels of maternal deaths are nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa than in wealthy countries, and their babies are 10 times more likely to die in their first month of life More women and newborns survive now than ever before, largely thanks to better healthcare, United Nations data showed on Thursday, but […]

Lack Of Facilities Increase Maternal Mortality

Lack Of Facilities Increase Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality statistics in 2015 show that there was an average of 556 deaths of mothers and children, which occurred per one hundred thousand families in Tanzania. There were many causes for this, some of which included the lack of responsible healthcare staff, poor infrastructure, lack of reproductive education and a deficiency of medical supplies […]

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 […]