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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 […]

The Family Pressure Faced By Married Nigerian Women To Get Pregnant And Have More Kids

The Family Pressure  Faced By Married Nigerian Women To Get Pregnant And Have More Kids

Nigerian women are often under pressure by family and through societal expectations to give birth to more children. Cross-country studies led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, revealed that most Nigerian women’s motivations to become pregnant were not only based on their own values, but also shaped by external pressures […]

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbal remedies help to heal hundreds of ailments. However, there are four herbs that pregnant women should avoid. Most herbs are safe for pregnant women to use throughout their pregnancies. You can add them to your dinner or use them to help you sleep at night. Millions of people use herbs every day. Pregnant women […]

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

 Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Pregnant schoolgirls in Sierra Leone will be banned from classes and exams despite sweeping new government measures to improve access to education for all, a state spokesman said on Thursday. The West African country introduced the ban on […]

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

A pregnant woman is nursing serious injuries after she was allegedly beaten by her husband. Valarie Masibo, 29 suffered facial, ear and dental injuries after she was allegedly being beaten by Naftali Luzeli, 26, at Kipkaren Estate in Eldoret on Friday. Reason? She delayed his supper. Ms Masibo’s photos went viral on Facebook and Twitter. […]

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. Dr Ajayi, who stated this while addressing journalists on the centre’s campaign for male factor infertility, in Abuja, said also that 12 percent of men […]

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