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Woman Faces Second Homicide Trial After Stillborn

Woman Faces Second Homicide Trial After Stillborn

The case that has thrown a spotlight on the predominantly Roman Catholic country’s prosecution of women for aggravated homicide when their babies are stillborn or die during home deliveries Salvadoran maid Evelyn Hernandez says she did not realize she was pregnant when as an 18-year-old she delivered a stillborn son after a three-day stomach ache. […]

The Study On Rural Women Calls For Extra Vigilance On Childbirth

The  Study On Rural Women Calls For Extra Vigilance On Childbirth

District health committees must have special programmes that can help pregnant women in rural areas prepare to deal with possible complications that may arise during child birth, says a study unveiled on Thursday June 27 during the 7th Muhas Scientific Conference. Majority of women in Biharamulo District, Kagera Region where the study was carried out, […]

Man Bashes Wife For Falling Pregnant Without His Approval

Man Bashes Wife For Falling Pregnant Without His Approval

A 42-year-old Gutu man went berserk recently and assaulted his wife for falling pregnant without his approval, a local court has heard. John Mubaiwa from Mufutirwa village under Chief Makore in Gutu pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges when he appeared before Magistrate Victor Mohamadi. Asked why he committed the offence, Mubaiwa told court the […]

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

About one in four of the 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 have been robbed of their childhoods by child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness and malnutrition The number of children who are married, pregnant, labourers, die violently or miss out on school has fallen by almost 30% to 690 million […]

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

An international organization, Merck Foundation, holds one-day health training for Liberian journalists from across the country held at a local hotel in Monrovia on Monday, May 27. The Foundation of which Liberia’s First Lady Clar M. Weah is an Ambassador, trains over 100 journalists on reporting infertility. Liberia’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, […]

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov’t officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the Liberian government through the Ministry of Health (MoH), on Sunday, April 7, 2019 launched a one-year health project aimed at improving maternal and infant healthcare […]

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. The study found that maternal mortality rate was 5.43 per […]

Maternal Mortality In Northern Nigeria Still At An Alarming Rate

Maternal Mortality In Northern Nigeria Still At An Alarming Rate

Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, there are 19.9 million children in Nigeria and 44% percent of the population is below the age […]

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Teachers in Narok County have dismissed the directive by Commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls checks for pregnancy and female genital mutilation. The tests are demeaning and a violation of rights, said Charles Ng’eno, the county’s secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). RIGHTS Mr Ng’eno […]

The Story Corner : We Fell Pregnant

The Story Corner : We Fell Pregnant

So, I was on my own, chewing popcorn and sipping my juice when I went online to cruise as usual and just like a flash of light I saw the gist about someone who fell pregnant. Excuse me? I thought it was about falling in love but when did they start falling pregnant you would […]

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