Zimbabwe: Boost for Women With Infertility Issues
[The Herald] Infertility in both women and men has resulted in many negative social issues that can cause significant stress and unhappiness in couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Nms Apologises for Pumwani Childbirth Fiasco
[Nairobi News] All the four hospitals in the capital, which are run by the Nairobi County government, will now be manned by officers from the National Police Service to prevent disruption of services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: USAID Project Stresses On Baby Breastfeeding
[Daily News] BREASTFEEDING mothers have been encouraged to make sure that they should not feed their children, who are less than six months with solid foodstuffs that subject them to digestion problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Two Women Sue Govt for Baby Loss During Delivery
[New Zimbabwe] Two Harare women who lost their babies during delivery are suing the government for negligence and having caused their loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: NMS Apologises for Pumwani Child Birth Fiasco, Takes Actions
[Nation] All the four hospitals in the capital, which are run by the Nairobi County government, will now be manned by officers from the National Police Service to prevent disruption of services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Lilongwe's Online Health Service Helping Expectant Mothers for Home-Based Care Practices
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda expressed her satisfaction with the progress of Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (online health service) in Lilongwe, saying the project is helping expectant mothers to observe good home-based practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Malawi: Chakwera's Son Delves Into Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Are there people who are alive today but had no right to live? The answer is shocking if you listen to some people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women
[Nyasa Times] State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Candidates Must State Plans to Reduce Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
[Daily News] ASHA Ibrahim, a form four student, preparing for this year's national examinations gave birth to baby boy in toilet at home. The baby is doing well although she was delivered at home without any birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Religious Leaders Not Relenting On Abortion Law
[Nyasa Times] Faith leaders stand resolute on their resolve to block the debating and enactment of the proposed Abortion Bill scheduled for tabling in the National Assembly this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: State House Says Chakwera Cannot Stop Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Parliament is set to discuss a Termination of Pregnancy bill which aims at expanding avenues for women to have safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT-Built App to Support Babies in Need of Breast Milk
[UCT] What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital for Under-Five Deaths
[This Day] Nigeria has overtaken India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancies in Narok, Kiambu Alarming
[Nation] Majority of females attending pre-natal clinics in Narok County are girls below 19 years, a new report by the Anti-FGM Board has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nembe to Yola to Split Grace From Mercy
[Daily Trust] Yola -- How Bayelsa conjoined twins, considered monsters in their village, were separated in Yola (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Sh140 Million Grant to Improve Mother and Child Healthcare
[Nation] Due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 on maternal and child health in Nyanza, the Gates foundation has funded the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) to research maternity care before and after delivery in Siaya and Kisumu counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Chuka Market Gets Creche for Traders' Babies
[Nation] Mothers trading at the Chuka open-air market in Tharaka-Nithi County can breathe a sigh of relief after the County government constructed a cr èche for their babies within the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Free Transport for Expectant Women in Nyeri
[Nation] Expectant women in Nyeri now have access to free transport to hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Mothers Pay 'Bed' Fees to Deliver At Govt Health Centre
[Monitor] Residents of Kwania District have accused health workers at Nambieso Health Centre III, in Nambieso Sub-county of asking them to pay money in order to access services at the government facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry Aims to Reduce Maternal Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ministry of Health and Wellness aims to have reduced the maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births by 2030 as per the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target of the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Kyotera, Rakai Neonatal Care Units Save Over 1,000 Babies
[Monitor] Kyotera and Rakai's first ever neonatal intensive care units have saved up to 1,000 babies in less than two years, Daily Monitor has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Health Expert Warns Swaziland Women Might Contract Cancer From Unregulated Contraceptives
[Swazi Media] Women in Swaziland (eSwatini) are using unregulated family planning products that might cause cancer, a leading sexual health expert warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ogun Records 92,400 Teenage Pregnancies in 4 Years
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- A survey conducted by the Adolescents 360 (A360), a project within the purview of the Society for Family Health (SFH), has revealed that Ogun State recorded 92,400 teenage pregnancies between 2016 and 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: 'New Law Does Not Legalise Abortion'
[Nyasa Times] Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Mathews Ngwale has said government has an obligation to ensure that no woman should dies of pregnancy-related causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Creates Birth Certificate Backlog
[The Herald] No children born after March 30 this year have birth certificates, one of the biggest groups missing critical documents since the Registrar General's office decided only burial orders would be issued under the Covid-19 decongestion programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Mother Claims Medical Negligence in Baby's Death
[Namibian] THE mother of a five-month-old baby that died a day after undergoing a neck operation at the Oshakati State Hospital has accused the medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: SOGON Partners Nordica, Erbe for Training of Gynaecologists
[This Day] The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) through its committee on Continuous Professional Development and Training, has partnered with Nordica fertility centre and Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH, a leading medical equipment manufacturer on a webinar for doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Women Are Being Condemned to 'Death By Unsafe Abortion', Campaigners Warn
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Seven women and girls die daily due to unsafe abortions in Kenya, say campaigners (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: How to Break the Culture of Silence Around Women's Reproductive Illnesses
[The Conversation Africa] Talking about the reproductive system has always been difficult among women in low- and middle-income countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. There appears to be an unwritten code, a culture of silence that says reproductive issues musn't be talked about. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Good Samaritan Pays N220,000 Bill of Baby Held in Hospital After Vanguard Story
[Vanguard] Halimat and her newborn held in hospital for non-payment of N220, 000 bill for delivery through Caesarian Section have been discharged following response from a well-meaning Nigerian who read about their ordeal on Vanguard last week Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Oyo Plans Extension of Maternal Leave
[This Day] Ibadan -- The Oyo State Government has announced that a bill for the extension of maternity leave for pregnant and nursing mothers from four to six months and paternity leave for men would soon see the light of the day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Machinga Registers Over 2000 Teen Pregnancies
[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -- Authorities in Machinga have expressed worry with the increase of teen pregnancies in the district which has hit a 2,336 mark from January to July, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Higherlife Foundation Programme to Help Child Birth
[263Chat] Philanthropist and pan-African businessman Strive Masiyiwa is mobilizing funds to support the maternal, child-birth sections of Zimbabwe's largest referral hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Denying Education to Pregnant Teens and Young Mothers Harms Girls and Reduces Nation's Potential
[allAfrica] Nairobi -- "I didn't go back to school, because I didn't have anyone to give me advice," "Harriet" told me. "I wish someone would've come to talk to me about school and encourage me." We were sitting in   her brother's home in Migori county, western Kenya , in 2018, when she was 17, as her toddler played around our feet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: A Centre Reviving Hope in Pregnant Teens Rejected By Relatives
[Nation] Pregnancy is a setback to a majority of girls and is usually accompanied by emotional distress that comes with rejection by one's family, relatives and even friends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Reversing Gains of Optimal Breastfeeding in Nigeria - Experts
[Vanguard] Nutrition experts and other stakeholders in the campaign to improve breastfeeding in Nigeria have expressed worry that the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually changing the dynamics of nutrition as well as giving an opportunity to producers of breastmilk substitutes to interfere with optimal breastfeeding practice. The experts also expressed concern that the COVID-19 pandemic has constituted a public health emergency around the world with implications on the coverage of nutrition and health interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Pandemic Seen Changing How Women Get Reproductive Health Care
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Under COVID-19 restrictions, women using medication to end unwanted pregnancies becomes a viable option, said Medicins Sans Frontieres and Marie Stopes International (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Key Role Fathers Must Play in Breastfeeing of Their Babies
[Citizen] Last week was breast-feeding week, as it is usually the case from 1st to 2nd of August every year. We share the messages to the public on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for both the infant and the mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Pregnant Women, Baby Mothers Demand Treatment
[New Republic] Health workers in Liberia are going slow thus leading to some pregnant women and young baby mothers placing road blocks at the Du- Port Road Health center in Paynesville, in demand for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Abortion Is Healthcare - and This Makes It a Human Right
[Daily Maverick] Reproductive justice is about much more than the freedom to choose to terminate a pregnancy or not - it challenges systems of oppression and discrimination and calls for a focused action plan for law reform. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Infant Formula Market to Hit U.S.$516 Million by 2030'
[This Day] The infant formula (baby food) market in Nigeria has been projected to reach N200 billion in 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Abortion Is a Regular Medical Procedure, So Why Do We Need a Law for It?
[Daily Maverick] With abortion services becoming available through telemedicine and self-managed abortions increasingly gaining traction globally, the relevance and legality of abortion law should be questioned as women demand reproductive justice, and feminists get organising. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Committed to Supporting Media - Mthembu
[SAnews.gov.za] Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, says government is committed to supporting media as a vehicle for nation building and public participation, and as a sector that is crucial to the enhancement of democracy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Abortion Is Healthcare - Dr T.
[spotlight] The right to dignity, bodily integrity, equality, safety and security, and health - including reproductive health - are human rights. States must work to ensure that all people, regardless of gender, age, immigration or documentation status, geography or class, are able to access life-affirming and comprehensive health care. No circumstances or interventions should lead to discrimination, obstruction of access to abortion, or complications or death due to unsafe procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Support Mothers to Breastfeed As Long As They Want - First Lady of Ghana Advocates
[WHO] The First lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on all to take key steps to address the practical, economic and socio-cultural barriers that still stand in the way of women breastfeeding and work together to enable mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish to protect all babies from commercial interests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 'Breastfeeding Could Save 820,000 Children Every Year'
[Concord] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children every year and possibly generates US $302 billion in additional income. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube interviewed Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.Emphasising that reproductive health is a necessity for development, Sarr is calling on governments in both Senegal and the wider region to prioritise and commit funding to t (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Worry Over Late Initiation of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Lagos
[Vanguard] The Lagos State Government has expressed dissatisfaction over the poor practice of exclusive breastfeeding and early initiation in the state even as it called for more support from key stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Promoting and Protecting Breastfeeding for a Better Start in Life
[WHO] Mauritius marked World Breastfeeding Week 2020 by an official ceremony performed by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Hon. Kailash Jagutpal on 06 August 2020 at the Victoria Hospital, Candos. In line with this year's theme, the country aims at creating awareness among young people on the importance of breast feeding and its positive contribution to a healthier planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Human Foetus Found At Karibib Dumpsite
[Namibian] The police in the Erongo region have opened a case of concealment of birth after a human foetus was discovered at a dumpsite at Karibib on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news