Home » Posts tagged with » Pregnancy (Page 4)

Burundi: Alarming Figures Of Pregnancies In Schools

Burundi: Alarming Figures Of Pregnancies In Schools

The number of pregnant girls in schools increases year after year. According to a survey conducted by the ministry of public health last year, the figures rose from 877 in 2009 to 2424 in 2015. “The number of pregnant girls in schools continues to increase. Today, the provisional number is already superior to the last […]

Uganda: 15-Year-Old Girl Delivers During PLE

Uganda: 15-Year-Old Girl Delivers During PLE

Drama ensued at Ongerei Primary School when a 15-year-old girl developed labour pains in class while sitting for her final Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), prompting the school administration and invigilators to take her to a health unit. The incident happened at about 10am while the minor was sitting for the mathematics paper. She was rushed […]

Tanzania: Correct Information On Sexual, Reproductive Health Crucial

Tanzania: Correct Information On Sexual, Reproductive Health Crucial

The National Convening on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights was organised by TAWLA on October 13, 2016 to provide a platform for open discussion of the sensitive subject of unsafe abortion in Tanzania. More than 120 people participated, including MPs, government officials from Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Health, and local government, judges, […]

The Story Of South-Sudan’s Women Refugees

The Story Of South-Sudan’s Women Refugees

Maziku arrived at Uganda’s Nyumanzi Transit Centre in June this year six months pregnant and with only the dress she was wearing. “I wish I had managed to carry clothes. At least I would use those to cover my child,” said the 18-year-old. Like many other expectant mothers who fled South Sudan’s violence, she had […]

Telling Women to Avoid Pregnancy is Not a Solution For HIV and The Zika Virus

Telling Women to Avoid Pregnancy is Not a Solution For HIV and The Zika Virus

It is widely recognised that, if the transformations outlined in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are to be achieved, respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of women and girls – including their sexual and reproductive rights – will be essential. However, there is a significant barrier to this that frequently goes unmentioned: the role […]

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

    Sarah Omega was orphaned at the age of 11. With eight siblings and no money, she was forced to drop out of school in her small, Kenyan village after finishing her primary education. She later joined her elder sister who was working in the city of Eldoret. “When I was 19, I was […]

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 […]

Diabetes during pregnancy linked to liver disease later in life

Diabetes during pregnancy linked to liver disease later in life

Women who develop diabetes while pregnant may be at elevated risk of also developing a dangerous build up of fat in their livers when they reach middle age, according to a new analysis. The common risk factor for both gestational diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers say, is trouble making or using the hormone […]

How text messages and volunteer midwives are saving lives in Rwanda

How text messages and volunteer midwives are saving lives in Rwanda

When a woman goes into labour, Liberata Musabyimana always accompanies her on the walk to the health centre. Sometimes the knock on Musabyimana’s door comes in the middle of the night announcing a baby is due. Or the birth is so swift there is no time to reach the clinic. Instead, the 35-year-old farmer must […]

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

According to one cookbook on the subject, you can mix your raw placenta with yoghurt and fruit in a blender and make a smoothie. Or add it to ground beef in a lasagna recipe. Or make chocolate truffles out of it. Dice it, slice it, sauté it with onions, dehydrate it and grind it up […]

Page 4 of 512345