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176 Million Women Suffer Endometriosis Globally

176 Million Women Suffer Endometriosis Globally

Founder of EndoSurvivors International Foundation (ESIF), Mrs. Olivia Nwankudu has revealed that over 176 million women around the world suffer from endometriosis, a medical condition, which tissues that normally line the uterus grow outside of it, with a prevalence of one in every 10 Nigerian women. She noted that the condition, which could result to […]

Stakeholders Appeal To The Government To Priortise Maternal Health Care In Ghana

Stakeholders Appeal To The Government To Priortise Maternal Health Care In Ghana

 Stakeholders at a forum held in Bolgatanga have appealed to government to ensure that maternal mental healthcare is mainstreamed into the country’s health systems. The stakeholders who included civil society organisations, the Department of Social Welfare, person with disabilities, the youth and women groups, among others, stated that many pregnant women either experience some form […]

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. Not only was […]

Uganda Set To Launch Women Hospital

Uganda Set To Launch  Women Hospital

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on behalf of government on Thursday officially received the newly constructed Women’s hospital at Mulago National Hospital ahead of its opening on Monday. The 450- bed capacity hospital whose construction has taken five years cost $20m and $10m (about Shs100 billion in total) for the equipment which was funded by the […]

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is assisting the technical expertise of Nigerian physicians in the repairs of damaged fistula. The organisation has brought three renowned urologists from France to treat women with damaged fistula, or suffering from vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), and also train Nigerian physicians on the repairs of damaged fistula. The three French […]

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Social workers argue that access to basic reproductive health information and services, including voluntary family planning, would help to mitigate maternal deaths in Lira District. However, there remains stiff resistance from several men in Lira who are opposed to family planning due to widespread misconceptions about use of contraceptives. Family planning is deciding of the […]

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women To Bentiu For Treatment

A woman in Bentiu receives post-surgical care. UNFPA, UNMISS and partners are currently helping women receive treatment for fistulas. Rebecca Simon spent 18 years without a single child. She traveled to Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, but was unable to find a doctor who could treat her condition. Now, after having been airlifted by the United […]

Abortion Pills On High Demand In Ghana And Nigeria

Abortion Pills On High Demand In Ghana And Nigeria

While Nigeria’s abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries its citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed. Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the BBC reports.. According to the […]

Suffering In Silence – The Pain Of Obstetric Fistula Among Young Women

Suffering In Silence – The Pain Of Obstetric Fistula Among Young Women

Sasha is 22-years-old. She was married off when she was just nine and by the time she was 11, she was pregnant with her first child, and unprepared for childbirth. So when labour came, in the middle of the night – in her geographically isolated village in rural Kenya – she was unaware of the painful […]

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

If you’re well past the age of 12, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about HPV—you got the vaccine or you didn’t, so you’re either safe or not, right? Not so fast—an HPV vaccine isn’t a “get out of jail free” card, just like an HPV diagnosis isn’t a death sentence for your […]

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