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Nigeria Pushes for Companionship in Labour To Improve Maternal Health Services

Nigeria Pushes for Companionship in Labour To Improve Maternal Health Services

“My husband was with me in the delivery room during the birth of our second child. His presence made the labour pain tolerable. It gave me a sense of calm as it had a psychological and emotional effect on me,” says Mrs Taliah Chukwuma, a businesswoman. “We were fortunate that the hospital where I delivered […]

WHO Supports the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines

WHO Supports the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines

The Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso is working to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health services by operationalizing the Policies, Standards, and Protocols (PNP) recently updated by the Directorate of Family Health. In this regard, WHO has provided technical assistance to revising the National List of Essential Drugs with the integration of […]

The United Nations Is Fighting To End Virginity Testing

The United Nations Is Fighting To End Virginity Testing

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for the ban of misleading and damaging tests meant to ‘assess the virginity’ of women and girls, a common practice in at least 20 countries. Virginity testing is a controversial practice that aims to determine whether a girl has had sexual intercourse or […]

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) says, even though they are equipped currently to deal with ongoing outbreaks, the disease in three African countries has placed a huge strain on vaccine supply. According to the WHO, ‘‘yellow fever outbreaks in Angola, DRC & Uganda are placing unprecedented demands on vax supply for emergency vaccination campaigns,’‘ hence […]