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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 […]

The Risk Of Getting Older And Being Pregnant

The Risk Of Getting Older And Being Pregnant

 Asma Mohamed Hassan had almost given up on having a second child. Then suddenly, almost 15 years after she gave birth to her firstborn, the pregnancy test was positive. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. She was expecting her second child at the age of 34. While she had been physically active during her first […]

Nigeria Accounts For 40% Of Fistula Cases Worldwide

Nigeria Accounts For 40% Of Fistula Cases Worldwide

 According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) about 50,000 to 100,000 women sustain obstetric fistula in the act of trying to bring forth new life annually while Nigeria accounts for 40 per cent of fistula cases worldwide; the Programme Director of Development Communications Network, Akin Jimoh has said. As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula […]

Breaking Mortality Rate In Ethiopia

Breaking Mortality Rate In Ethiopia

Giving birth is a woman’s natural gift. Every girl could regret missing the chance to be a mom. But in developing countries moms face a lot of challenges while giving birth. Back in the years, out of 100 thousand mothers in the nation, about 1500 of them used to die. Ethiopia is pressing ahead with […]

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 […]

Government Sets 2030 As Deadline To End Maternal Deaths In Malawi

Government Sets 2030 As Deadline To End Maternal Deaths In Malawi

Kasungu 18 April 2018: Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi says Government is committed to ensuring that maternal and infant mortality come to an end by the year 2030. Muluzi disclosed this at Kasungu community ground on Wednesday during a ceremony where InPATH project in partnership with PLAN International was handing over six ambulances […]

Rant Of The Day – You Are Stained

Rant Of The Day – You Are Stained

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column.  What kind of care do you give? Let me humbly ask you that question. Is your care borne out of knowing, or truly caring about a person. You might be wondering why I am asking, let me tell you. I hate it, I really hate it when people […]

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