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Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be vaccinated against the deadly Ebola virus. Latest WHO figures put the number of Ebola cases in the DRC at 853, including 521 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in August. […]

Lack Of Facilities Increase Maternal Mortality

Lack Of Facilities Increase Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality statistics in 2015 show that there was an average of 556 deaths of mothers and children, which occurred per one hundred thousand families in Tanzania. There were many causes for this, some of which included the lack of responsible healthcare staff, poor infrastructure, lack of reproductive education and a deficiency of medical supplies […]

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

 Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with HIV in Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute for the Fight against Aids (INLS). Journalists present at the launch of the HIV-AIDS vertical prevention campaign to be held in Moxico by the first lady. The Director of the Institute, Lucia […]

Women Are Fined Sh2,200 For Giving Birth At Home

Women Are Fined Sh2,200 For Giving Birth At Home

Women in a Tanzanian village have made startling revelation of how a government health facility has been fining women who deliver their babies at home. According to the women from Mapanda village in Iringa Province in Tanzania, the health facility imposes a fine of Tsh50,000 (Sh2,200) on mothers who delivered at home when they eventually […]

For Fashionistas With Baby Bump

For Fashionistas With Baby Bump

A lot of women worry that being pregnant means that they will look less stylish because they have this notion at the back of their minds that they will have problems getting clothes that will look great with a bump. If that is you, then cast that fear away queen, it is not something that […]

HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, recently disclosed that at least 2, 131 pregnant women have tested positive to HIV, while 3, 876 […]

Pregnancy In Nairobi Is Dangerous And Exhausting

Pregnancy In Nairobi Is Dangerous And Exhausting

In 2013, Debra Adhiambo, 35, then four weeks pregnant, booked an appointment with a popular gynaecologist based at one of the private hospitals in Nairobi. He had been highly recommended by several friends, and since she wanted to get the best treatment, she decided to consult him. “A couple of months before this, I had […]

Maternal Mortality Rate Drops By 20 Percent In South Africa

Maternal Mortality Rate Drops By 20 Percent In South Africa

But will South Africa be able to get this figure down further — in time to achieve its sustainable development goal in 2030? South Africa has slashed its maternal mortality death ratios in public health hospitals by almost a third (29%) within seven years. Between 2009 and 2016, institutional maternal death ratios decreased from 189 […]

Antenatal Care Will Help Nigeria Curb High Infant And Maternal Mortality

Antenatal Care Will Help Nigeria Curb High Infant And Maternal Mortality

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have called for increased attendance to Antenatal care by pregnant women to reduce the high rate of infant and maternal mortality in the country. The experts made the call at a presentation of four books entitled ‘ ‘Step by Step Approach to Obstetrics and Gynaecological Ultrasonography’, ‘Bullet Point Answers to Exam Questions […]

Pregnant Women Warned Against Baby Skin Bleaching Pills

Pregnant Women Warned Against Baby Skin Bleaching Pills

Women in Ghana have been warned against a growing trend for taking pills during pregnancy to lighten the skin of their unborn babies while they are still in the womb. Medical experts say these illegal drugs can cause birth defects, including damage to limbs and internal organs.  Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says using […]

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