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Women In Jigawa Community Fund Emergency Transportation For Pregnant Women

Women In Jigawa Community Fund Emergency Transportation For Pregnant Women

“My husband and I have always known that I would deliver at the hospital,” says Azeema Hussaini, 25, while sitting on a bed in a muddy two-room house, nursing her three-week-old daughter, Maisara, whom she gave birth to at the General Hospital Jahun, Jigawa State. The mother of three had her previous deliveries at the […]

Afghan Government Says Mother’s Name Can Go On Birth Certificates

Afghan Government Says Mother’s Name Can Go On Birth Certificates

The Afghan government has accepted a proposal to put mothers’ names on their children’s birth certificates, in a rare win for women’s rights activists in the deeply conservative country. Campaigners have for years pushed for women to be named on official documents including children’s birth certificates, which like Afghan identity documents carry only the name […]

Pandemic Raises Fears For Pregnant U.S. Inmates

Pandemic Raises Fears For Pregnant U.S. Inmates

Guadalupe Velazquez has a college degree, owns a flooring company and is pregnant with a baby girl due next month. Velazquez, 30, is also terrified of contracting COVID-19 in the Phoenix halfway house where she is serving her sentence on a decade-old marijuana conviction in federal court in Arizona, according to her sister and her […]

Pregnant Mothers And Babies Born During COVID-19 Pandemic Threatened By Strained Health Systems

Pregnant Mothers And Babies Born During COVID-19 Pandemic Threatened By Strained Health Systems

An estimated 116 million babies will be born under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF said today ahead of Mother’s Day. These babies are projected to be born up to 40 weeks after COVID-19 – currently straining health systems and medical supply chains all over the world – was recognized as a pandemic on […]

In Uganda, Mothers In Labour Die Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

In Uganda, Mothers In Labour Die Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

Scovia Nakawooya’s unborn child died inside her as she struggled to reach a hospital on foot. She died hours later – one of at least seven women in labour to become casualties of Uganda’s coronavirus lockdown, a rights group said.   Fearful that the viral pandemic could overwhelm already overburdened hospitals, authorities have banned private […]

15,000 Pregnant Women And Children To Get Improved Health Care

15,000 Pregnant Women And Children To Get Improved Health Care

Under a one – year program, 15,000 women of reproductive age and children under five in rural communities are poised to receive improved health care to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Liberia. On March 13, 2020, Mercy Corps launched the Strengthening Maternal and Infant Health (SAFE) program in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County in collaboration […]

Seven Questions To Ask Before And After Having A Premature Child

Seven Questions To Ask Before And After Having A Premature Child

The thought of going home without your newborn is quite difficult. A preterm or preemie (other terms used for premature babies) parent may miss the experience and joy that comes with holding to hold and bond with the baby right after delivery.  It’s is absolutely normal for a parent to worry about a child born […]

800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 800,000 women live with Vesico Vaginal Fistula VVF in Nigeria. The UNFPA also said there are about 20,000 cases of VVF in Nigeria yearly and called for urgent need to end VVF in the country. The UNFPA in collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Fifth Chukker […]

The Cost To Stop Women Dying In Childbirth By 2030? 46 Military Aircrafts

The Cost To Stop Women Dying In Childbirth By 2030? 46 Military Aircrafts

Countries need about $264 billion – the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft – to end maternal deaths, gender-based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study. An investment of $115.5 billion – which is equivalent to the cost of 46 high-end military aircraft – would […]

Ways To Make Your Company Accomodating To Working Parents

Ways To Make Your Company Accomodating To Working Parents

Working parents have it harder than just about anyone when it comes to work-life balance. Although companies today are becoming more mindful of the stressors unique to working parents, it can still be difficult for mothers and fathers to find the kind of flexibility they need in their work environment. What are working parents to do, for […]

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