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Pregnant Women Protest Maternity Services Price Hike In Anambra

Pregnant Women Protest Maternity Services Price Hike In Anambra

Over 50 pregnant women receiving prenatal and antenatal medical attention at the Amaku General Hospital Awka, Anambra State yesterday protested against increase in the cost of services at the state government-owned hospital. Speaking to reporters in Awka on behalf of the protesters shortly after the protest, Mrs. Ijeoma Onuora Anyikwa said the cost of antenatal […]

Gum Disease In Pregnant Women Poses A Risk To Their Newborns

Gum Disease In Pregnant Women Poses A Risk To Their Newborns

Women who develop severe mouth infections and suffer from bleeding gums when they are pregnant have a greater chance of delivering their babies preterm if they don’t treat the infection. Up to 70% of women develop inflammation of the gums, or gingivitis, during their pregnancy. It’s commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. This is due […]

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT). The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end […]

Uganda: Pregnant Women Warned On Taking Alcohol

Uganda: Pregnant Women Warned On Taking Alcohol

Health experts have warned pregnant women against alcohol consumption. The caution comes at a time when several pregnant women, especially in Kampala City, are increasingly seen taking alcoholic beverage. Dr David Basangwa, the executive director of Butabika Mental Hospital, told a workshop organised by the Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance on Thursday, that alcohol is dangerous […]

Zimbabwe: 776 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Syphilis in Midlands

Zimbabwe: 776 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Syphilis in Midlands

MORE than 770 pregnant women tested positive for syphilis between January and June this year in the Midlands province, an official in the ministry of health has revealed. Provincial monitoring and evaluation officer in the ministry of health and child care, Tuso Tanda, said some 22,200 pregnant women were tested for syphilis with 776 testing […]

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

The pay gap between men and women widens markedly in the wake of maternity leave, according to new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Women earn 18% less than men on average but 12 years after the birth of a first child that grows to 33%. The Fawcett Society, a women’s rights campaign group, […]

Bauchi Bans Pregnant Woman, Elderly From Hajj

Bauchi Bans Pregnant Woman, Elderly From Hajj

 Bauchi state has banned three pregnant women and an elderly pilgrim taken ill from travelling to Mecca on pilgrimage. Authorities dropped the three women after a screening on the pilgrim camp confirmed them pregnant. The four pilgrim was dropped on account of ill health and age. Bauchi’s deputy ameerul hajj and speaker of the state […]

Rwanda: How Expecting Mothers Can Avoid Debt Trap

Rwanda: How Expecting Mothers Can Avoid Debt Trap

It is common to hear some people say that becoming a parent is nowadays an expensive ‘venture’. It is a fact that parenthood means more expenses, which is why one must be fully prepared. So, can expecting mothers avoid falling into the debt trap? Usually, some expecting women are tempted to take loans as they […]

Tanzania: Pregnant Women Face Violence

Tanzania: Pregnant Women Face Violence

AN Interdisciplinary research project has come out with preliminary findings that in Northern Tanzania one in every three women experiences violence perpetrated by their partners during pregnancy and many report signs of depression. Presenting the preliminary findings at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Dr Geofrey Sigalla and Ms Jane Rogathi, said emotional violence was […]

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