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Ensuring Safer Pregnancies for Kenyan Women in Urban Slums

Ensuring Safer Pregnancies for Kenyan Women in Urban Slums

Globally, there’s a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high at 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Maternal mortality is a health indicator of the wide gaps between rich and poor, urban and rural areas within countries. The lack of appropriate maternal […]

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria Zone early this week, […]

Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi is said to be sitting on a ticking time bomb as the population is booming, according to figures contained in the latest Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (MDH) released last week. The country’s population is growing at a rate of 3.32 percent per annum while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth late is at 2.9 […]

Mrs. Bola Tinubu Launches First Child Advocacy Centre, Cece Yara Foundation in Lagos

Mrs. Bola Tinubu Launches First Child Advocacy Centre, Cece Yara Foundation in Lagos

The Cece Yara foundation, Nigeria’s flagship advocacy organization in line with its aim and vision to effectively tackle the menace of child sexual abuse is set to open the doors of its ultra-modern relief and support centre in Lagos. In recent times research has shown that the incidence of child sexual abuse in Nigeria is […]

Merck marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for Women and Girls’ for the first time in Liberia

Merck marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for Women and Girls’ for the first time in Liberia

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia. ‘Merck More than a Mother’ will empower infertile women in Liberia through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set […]

Talk to Your Child About ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ & Other Sex Positions

Talk to Your Child About ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ & Other Sex Positions

The most substantial sex advice most of us have ever had from our parents is ‘ do not get pregnant’ or ‘do not get Aids’. The conversation about safe and good sexual practices is never had. This can lead to bad sex or, worse, dangerous sex. A culture of chatting about coming needs to be […]

This condom-free male birth control just passed its toughest test yet

This condom-free male birth control just passed its toughest test yet

Male birth control might be closer thank you think. A new type of reversible, condom-free male contraceptive just passed a major hurdle, after successfully blocking male reproduction in a group of rhesus monkeys for more than a year. The contraceptive is known as Vasalgel, and it works by blocking the tube that sperm travels down […]

African Heads of State to Advance Immunization in Africa: Historic Commitment

African Heads of State to Advance Immunization in Africa: Historic Commitment

Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was […]

How Social Factors Drive Up Suicide Rates Among Pregnant Women

How Social Factors Drive Up Suicide Rates Among Pregnant Women

Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population. That’s a key finding from a recent study we undertook at Hanover Park. The research found 12% of pregnant women living in low-resource communities had thought of killing themselves during the previous month. […]

Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the ‘fantasy’ image of celebrity mothers

Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the ‘fantasy’ image of celebrity mothers

New mothers may be told that they will be back to ‘normal’ within six weeks of giving birth, but a new study has found that most women take much longer to recover. Dr Julie Wray, of Salford University, interviewed women two to three weeks, three months and six to seven months after they had given […]

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