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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 […]

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 […]

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