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Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. First celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding […]

Mother and Daughter Talk

Mother and Daughter Talk

“And Mom, for my eighteenth birthday . . .” The rest of my daughter’s sentence sounded like an adult in a Charlie Brown special. Anna spoke clearly enough, but I focused on the impending reality of those last four words. “Mom? Mom!” I looked up at my daughter. “I’m sorry . . . what? What […]

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called on the private sector to invest in Life saving interventions in order to save 3,277 women which constitute five percent that die yearly. The First Lady made the call yesterday at the Private sector advocacy meeting for investment in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescents Health and […]

Tough Pieces Of Advice Young Teenage Guys Need To Hear

Tough Pieces Of Advice Young Teenage Guys Need To Hear

Pride is at the root of every real problem. Humility is the cure. That can be hard for a teenager to swallow. You’re trying to find your place in the world. You’re not a kid anymore and you want respect, but you’re still subject to the rule of your parents and teachers. You’re prepping for […]

Uganda: Neonatal Death Rate On The Rise

Uganda: Neonatal Death Rate On The Rise

More young mothers are increasingly failing to take care of their newborns, which has led to an increase in cases of neonatal mortality in Uganda, warns medical experts. Neonatal mortality refers to the probability of children dying within the first month of life. With nearly 39,000 deaths being reported annually, experts say, it surpasses cases […]

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding can be quite a maze to navigate, most health experts agree that breast is best for both baby and mommy. Here’s 5 top reasons why. 1. Breastfeeding is great for the baby’s immune system, both over the short and long term. Health experts even recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least for the first […]

An Open Letter To 30-Something Moms

An Open Letter To 30-Something Moms

This stage of life can feel as if we’re leaving behind many of the gains we made for ourselves in our 20s. Being a mom now means many of us have young children, maybe one or two in the early years of school and a preschooler and an infant or toddler. They are at the ages […]

Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kid Before They Grow Up

Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kid Before They Grow Up

You’ve probably heard that good communication is key for a healthy marriage, but have you considered how important it is for your relationship with your kids? Not only will these discussions strengthen your relationship, talking about these important topics will help you raise a successful and loved child. 1. Bullying The bullying conversation is two-sided. […]

24 Children In Prison With Their Mothers

24 Children In Prison With Their Mothers

 About 24 children are locked up in the seven prisons of Lira, Oyam, Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, Apac and Dokolo districts with their only crime being born to mothers suspected of breaking the law. Currently, there are 228 female inmates in the seven prisons. In Lira, 12 children are incarcerated with their mothers. Some of the […]

Mothers from Nigeria, Somalia Share Pain, Express Solidarity on Women’s Day

Mothers from Nigeria, Somalia Share Pain, Express Solidarity on Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress and immense challenges still facing women across the globe. To recognize this day, Voice of America hosted a discussion in which women from two of the countries impacted by extremism, Nigeria and Somalia, shared their stories. Nigeria is fighting the brutal insurgency of Boko […]

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