Namibia: Japan Helps to Improve Maternal Care Capacity
[New Era] The health ministry has received US$270 000 (about N$4 million) from the Japanese government to improve and increase the uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on essential services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Minister Blames Energy Drinks for High Teenage Pregnancies in Uganda
[Monitor] Too many brands of energy drinks on the Ugandan market are partly to blame for the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy in the country, the state minister for gender and culture, Ms Peace Mutuuzo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Fistula Survivor Fulfills Her Dream of Becoming Pregnant Again
[UNFPA] Mille, Afar, Ethiopia -- "When I had fistula, I never thought I would be able to have a normal life or get pregnant again," said 32-week pregnant Fatuma Hamad at the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Afar Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Study Reveals Daunting Findings Over Early Marriage
[Daily News] A new survey by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)-Save the Children, has revealed that over 22,000 girls die every year in Tanzania due to early marriages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Church Calls for Referendum On Abortion
[New Era] The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) has suggested government hold a referendum over the contentious issue of abortion. Reverend Dolly Nengushe, who is the executive chairperson of the ACCN board of trustees, believes the process of a referendum will help gauge the views of all parties involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: High Teenage Pregnancies, Defilement Cases Worry Ntoroko Leaders
[Monitor] The high numbers of teenage pregnancies and defilement cases have worried local leaders in Ntoroko District and have asked parents to take their parenting responsibilities to curb the vices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Community Health Workers Can Help South African Women With Perinatal Depression
[The Conversation Africa] Depression is defined by symptoms such as persistent sadness, low mood, sleep disturbances, low energy, and feelings of hopelessness. The condition is universal and can affect anyone. But certain people are more vulnerable or at risk of experiencing depression. Poverty and trauma are among the risk factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Lament High Rate of Unsafe Abortions in Nigeria
[Vanguard] With over half a million women in Nigeria suffer from complications from abortions annually; medical experts have lamented preventable deaths from abortions in Nigeria and other medium countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: No More Births in the Dark as Clinics Get Solar Power
[Nation] When Jacinta Malemba, a clinical officer in charge of Ndilidau Dispensary in Taita Taveta County was executing her duties sometime last year, the night sky had almost no illumination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Family Planning Remains Massive Challenge
[Namibian] REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a massive challenge in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Kavango West Concerned Over High Teenage Pregnancy Rate
[New Era] The Kavango West directorate of education has called for an increase in psychosocial support for the counselling needs at schools where teenage pregnancies continue to keep learners away from class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Vaccines Are Safe, Expectant Women Say
[Nation] Expectant women who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are urging their colleagues to disregard the misinformation about the jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Sex for Money Fuels Kavango West Teen Pregnancies
[Namibian] The Directorate of Education in Kavango West says sex in exchange for money and a negative attitude towards the use of condoms by young boys are some of the contributing factors to pupil pregnancy at schools in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Eating Nutritious Food Avoids Spina-Bifida in Babies - Expert
[Daily News] PREGNANT mothers have been advised to use nutritious foods that are rich in folic acid (Folate) to avoid giving birth to babies with 'spinaBifida' and hydrocephalus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Hope for Baby With Deformity
[Namibian] The birth of a baby is a source of joy for most mothers. And so it was for Aina Festus and her family, when her little baby girl was born on 5 December 2019 at Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in the Oshikoto region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands
[HRW] (Nairobi) -- Tanzania's ban on pregnant students and adolescent mothers attending school has denied tens of thousands of girls their right to education, Human Rights Watch said today. Public schools across mainland Tanzania conduct compulsory pregnancy testing on female students and expel pregnant girls before they complete their compulsory education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Queen Mothers Discuss Teenage Pregnancy At Akosombo
[Ghanaian Times] Akosombo -- Queen Mothers across the country have converged at Akosombo in the Eastern Region, to brainstorm on how to curb the teenage pregnancy scourge in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: UNFPA-Cameroon Cooperation - Over 147,000 Assisted Deliveries Recorded in 2021
[Cameroon Tribune] This achievement, which significantly helped in curbing maternal mortality in the country, was made known recently in Yaounde at an advocacy fund raiser organised by the UN agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Talk About Sex Baby! Responding to Needs of Girls, Young Women in The Digital Age
[allAfrica] In today's digital world, everything is available online. Information, products, and services. 22% of the African population, can access the world at the click of a button, and mobile penetration rate in Sub-Saharan Africa is at 44%. The African Union and the World Bank Group have committed to connecting every African individual, business, and government by 2030. 60% of Africa's population is (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry, With Support From KOICA and WHO, Launches 5-Year Project to Improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services
[WHO-AFRO] Kamuli -- The Government of Uganda with support from the Government of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a five-year project to improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services in select districts in the Busoga sub-region. It is a joint project, with the financial support of $10 million dollars, ($9 million from KOICA and $1 million from WHO), and will be implemented in the districts of Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Kamuli and Mayuge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Part 1)
[This Day] For couples who have been trying for a baby, the death of a child though not yet born can be very devastating. While this loss may seem invisible or unreal to others, to the woman who is affected, it may be too hard to bear as some of the cases come with intense physical pain, bleeding, coupled with the very traumatic side of emotional rollercoaster that comes with recurring pregnancy loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: High Court Awards U.S.$63,800 in Damages for Unlawful Detention of Pregnant Learners
[Nyasa Times] The High Court has awarded damages amounting to K52 million to learners arrested in Nkhata Bay in 2016 for breaching community by-laws by impregnating fellow school girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: WHO, UNFPA Adopt New Global Targets to Prevent Maternal Deaths
[WHO] Access to a 'continuum of care' needed, before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Health Watch Seeks Action to Check Maternal Deaths
[This Day] Nigeria Health Watch, a strong public health advocacy group, has called for measures to reduce maternal mortality rate, which it said has continued to be a major public health concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Bushenyi Records Over 2,000 Cases of Teenage Pregnancies
[Monitor] Bushenyi District has registered 2,103 teenage pregnancies since the start of Covid-19 induced lockdown in March last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Stop Mocking Infertile Women' - Top Liberian Gospel Artist Cautions Against Bullying Women With Infertility
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Evelyn Natt, a prominent Liberian gospel musician and minister, understands the pain of women living with infertility; having waited herself for 15 long years before conceiving and giving birth to her first child. That's why she boldly speaks against mockers of women living with infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Ensuring the Safety of Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth in Namibia
[WHO-AFRO] World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. This year's World Patient Safety Day was commemorated under the theme 'Safe maternal and newborn care' with the World Health Organization calling on healthcare facility managers, leaders and health workers around the world to adopt a set of 5 World Patient Safety Day Goals 202 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 23,000 Girls Impregnated in Lango in One Year - NGO
[Monitor] By Geoffrey Okot Ojok (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Teenage Pregnancies On the Rise
[Nyasa Times] Thyolo district health office (DHO) has in the last seven months registered 11, 056 live births, and the district's safe-motherhood coordinator has attributed the phenomenon to heightening teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Big Acts, Little Access - the Disconnect Between SA's Abortion Policies and Women's Lived Realities
[spotlight] South Africa's Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CTOP) is said to be possibly the most progressive abortion policy in the world, giving women and young girls the freedom to realise their right to reproductive health - at least that's the aim. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Helping Girls Attain Their Educational Dreams without Discrimination
[allAfrica] Nineteen-year-old Justina (not her real name) from the southwestern region of Nigeria had just been admitted to the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Nigeria, when she realized she was pregnant. Because she was unmarried, her parents refused to support her. Justina was on the verge of dropping out of school but then her community church stepped in. They arranged accommodation, healthcare, and other needs, allowing her to defer a year to take care of herself and her baby. I met Justina when her pas (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: A Look At New Abortion Guidelines
[spotlight] International Safe Abortion Day - celebrated every year on 28 September - marks a woman's fundamental reproductive right to access safe, legal abortion. The Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion has its origin in Latin America and the Caribbean where women's groups have been mobilising to demand their governments decriminalise abortion, provide access to safe and affordable abortion services, and end stigma and discrimination towards women who choose to have an abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: USAID Estimates 20% of Malawi Women Not Accessing Family Planning Methods
[Nyasa Times] One in every five women continues to report unmet family planning needs coupled with inadequate access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early childbearing and high fertility rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: With Emergency Funding for Family Planning, a Glimmer of Hope Amid Crisis
[UNFPA] As a high school student, Christabel Mwewa had always been ambitious and sociable. She loved to learn, particularly history, and had an affinity for making friends. Everything changed when, at age 16, she learned she was pregnant. Suddenly the studious teenager felt stigmatized. It was as though no one saw a future for her anymore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Rights Progress for Pregnant Students
[New Dawn] Five More Sub-Saharan Countries Act to Protect Girls' Education; Barriers Remain (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Policy On Managing Learner Pregnancy Approved
[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has approved the National Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy in Schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: LIPRIDE, ACTIONAID Hold Policy Dialogue On Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- LIPRIDE with support from ACTIONAID Sweden has concluded a policy dialogue with partners on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Human Rights Watch Welcomes Rights Progress for Pregnant Students
[HRW] Nairobi -- Five More Sub-Saharan Countries Act to Protect Girls' Education; Barriers Remain (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 1,300 Schoolgirls Conceive in Rukungiri in 7 Months
[Monitor] More than 1,300 girls of school-going age have conceived in Rukungiri District in the last seven months, statistics indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Self-Managed Abortion With Pills Opens Up Access for Millions of People
[MSF] I became an abortion provider almost 10 years ago. Since then, I have helped countless people around the world access safe abortion care. I've also witnessed the devastating complications from unsafe abortion when people do not have access to this essential healthcare. Unsafe abortion is one of the main causes of maternal death and suffering worldwide, and the only one that is almost entirely preventable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: World Contraceptive Day Mark in Tamale
[Ghanaian Times] Tamale -- A free contraceptive service and sensitisation was organised in Tamale, the Northern Regional, capital yesterday, as part of activities to mark this year's World Contraception Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Contraceptive Use Drops By 0.4 Million During Pandemic
[Nation] The use of contraceptives in the country has significantly dropped since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic last year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Prestea - Huni Valley Records 901 Teenage Pregnancies in 6 Months
[Ghanaian Times] Boboobo -- Statistics in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem and Prestea- Huni Valley municipalities of the Western Region show that, from January to June 2021, 901 girls became pregnant, the Regional Manager, Community Relations, Gold Fields Ghana Limited (GFGL), Mr Robert Siaw, has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Contraceptives Uptake Drops During Covid-19 Era
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Contraceptive use among women of reproductive age dropped significantly in 2020/2021 financial year, owing to the advent of COVID-19 disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Push to Review Abortion Legislation
[The Herald] two bodies of newly born babies were found in a bin in Harare, recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Buikwe Leaders Stuck With Teenage Pregnancies as Numbers Surge
[Monitor] Buikwe District is grappling with a surge in teenage mothers with authorities stuck on how to manage the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Data Shows More Women Choosing Natural Family Planning Methods
[Nation] Natural family planning has emerged as a preferred method for women in the country even as the uptake of modern contraceptives among married women increases by five per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Act Now for Safe and Respectful Childbirth! World Patient Safety Day 2021
[WHO-AFRO] The Kingdom of Eswatini joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Patient Safety Day 2021. The country has been commemorating this day every year since its inception in 2019. The country embraces the principle that in delivering patient care, the first step is "do no harm". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Queen of the Belgians' Virtual Visit to Liberia Shines Light On Mental Health, Teenage Pregnancy, Substance Abuse
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Queen of the Belgians, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde on Thursday paid a virtual visit to and met with the UN Country Team (UNCT). Her visit served to illustrate the work of the United Nations on the ground in Liberia with focus on adolescent health and teenage pregnancy, as well as mental health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy Becoming a Norm in Bong Village
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarta -- Kids grow up fast in some remote villages in Liberia. With limited options to attend school, many opt to marry at age 14 or 15, or even younger, and start having children of their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news