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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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