Ghana: Missing Twins Saga - 37 Military Hospital Apologises to Couple ... Claims Scans Were Incorrect
[Ghanaian Times] The 37 Military Hospital in Accra has said that the ultra-sound scans conducted on a woman before delivery were error-ridden. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 26, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Z'bar VP Calls for More Measures to Control Maternal Deaths
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR Second Vice President, Mr Hemed Suleiman Abdulla has asked development partners and health experts to devise more measures for minimizing or preventing maternal and newborn deaths in Zanzibar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 26, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Urged On Fight Against Teen Pregnancies
[Nile Post] The State Minister for youth affairs, Sarah Mateke has urged Ugandans to augment government and stakeholders' efforts aimed at ending teenage pregnancies and child marriages in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 25, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Local Innovator On 'Safe' Telehealth Platform for Women
[New Times] Growing up, Aline Joyce Berabose found it hard to acquire the right information regarding sexual and reproductive health, a challenge, she says, she shared with other girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Parliament Pushes for Digital Antenatal Tool 'To Prevent Deaths'
[New Times] Members of parliament on January 19, urged the Ministry of Health to implement digital antenatal tools' plan in government hospitals within a year so as to follow-up pregnant mothers at all stages of pregnancy and after giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Thorough Investigation Into Missing Twin Saga a Must
[Ghanaian Times] On Wednesday, we published on our page 14 a couple's complaint that their twin baby had got missing at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Missing Twin Saga - My Wife's Placenta Has Been Sent to Italy for Analysis - Husband
[Ghanaian Times] The placenta tissue of a woman, whose other twin baby is alleged to have vanished at birth at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, is said to have been sent to Italy for further examinations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sudan: In Sudan, a UNFPA Hospital Helps Women Give Birth Safely Despite Flooding Crisis
[Africa Renewal] AL MAFAZA, Sudan -- After being carried for three kilometres through the rain and mud, Nasreen Faroug Balla finally reached the hospital. She was eight months pregnant - and going into labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Central African Republic: 15 Gynaecologists For Six Million People
[MSF] Decades of instability and armed violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) have made essential medical care out of reach for many pregnant women and newborn babies. Overshadowed by the security situation in the country, tackling this everyday emergency is a priority for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Motorbike Ambulance Saves Mothers and Babies in Kenya - UNFPA
[UN News] The hardship being felt across the Horn of Africa by the worst drought in 40 years has left many women weak and malnourished. The UN agency dedicated to women's sexual and reproductive health, UNPA, is helping save mothers' lives in Kenya, through the donation of a simple but effective way of accessing hard-to-reach areas - a motorbike, to enable safe emergency deliveries in hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Pregnant Learners Need Creches and Compassion to Keep Them in School
[The Conversation Africa] After Boitumelo gave birth she decided not to go back to school. She assumed that, because she was now a mother, she would be barred from returning. Then she had a surprising interaction: (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 13, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Reduces Infant Mortality Rate By 175%
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola reduced infant mortality by roughly 175 percent over the last 30 years, from 132 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 48 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2020, reads the latest United Nations report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 12, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Angola: How Technology Is Improving the Quality of Maternal Health Care in Drought-Affected Angola
[UNFPA] Namacunde -- "It is very gratifying to be able to accompany a pregnant woman from her first consultation until delivery," says Leonor Teles Daniel, a nurse at Namacunde municipal hospital in Cunene, one of Angola's drought-affected province. Responsible for the delivery room, she is proud to belong to a profession that cares for pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 12, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Maternal Deaths Need Urgent Action to Meet SDG Goals
[IPS] Accra -- As the effects of COVID-19 on Africa's health sector become clearer, it looks the continent will need to take urgent steps to overcome the disruptions suffered in the breakdown in antenatal and postnatal care for women and newborns and neonatal intensive care units. The pandemic brought some setbacks to the gains achieved in maternal mortality over the past decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 4, 2023 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Speed Up the Rate of Progress On Midwifery in East and Southern Africa, New UNFPA Report Urges
[UNFPA] The number of midwives in East and Southern Africa has increased by 8 per cent since 2017, yet a shortage of almost 300,000 midwives remains. The 146,000 midwives in the region mean there are 2.5 midwives per 10,000 population - far lower than the global average of 4.4. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news