Madagascar: Midwife Helps a Mother Deliver Safely in UNFPA-Supplied Tent in Cyclone-Affected Madagascar #AfricaClimateCrisis
[UNFPA] MANANJARY, Vatovavy region -- At mid-afternoon, a special baby lets out her first cry. Weighing a healthy 2.5kgs, Noelia has just been born in a tent serving as a temporary maternity ward at Mananjary's referral hospital, after the main structure was destroyed during cyclones Batsirai and Emnati earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: Nigerian Tech Startup Pricepally Tackles Rising Food Costs With Bulk-Buying Platform
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Shopping for food in Nigeria's largest cities can be a challenge. After battling the notorious traffic of Lagos or Abuja to reach open-air markets, many shoppers are frustrated to find that the foods on offer are very expensive and that prices are rising all the time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: Breastfeeding in Rainy Season 'Wards Off Disease'
[SciDev.Net] Abuja -- Breastfeeding infants continuously for six months during the rainy season, without including any other foods, may help prevent a disease linked to micronutrient deficiencies, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Lesotho: Basotho Debating Abortion Rights Reform
[Lesotho Times] The 2022 State of the World Population Report launched last week revealed that about 60 percent of unintended pregnancies in Lesotho end in abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: 9th Triad Meeting Results in Commitment to Action to Advance Nursing and Midwifery At Country Level
[WHO] Over six hundred fifty delegates representing Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers, Presidents of national nursing and midwifery associations, professional regulators, nursing and midwifery educators, and others, from 165 countries engaged virtually from 9-11 May for the biennial "Triad" meeting. The Triad meeting is convened by the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and the International Confederation of Midwives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Rwanda: Rubavu - MPs Caution Over High Birth Rate
[New Times] Members of the Lower Chamber of Parliament have expressed concern over the high birth rate that is prevalent in Rubavu District, saying that this undermined national development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Nigeria: Train Attack - Bandits Release Pregnant Woman On Compassionate Ground
[Premium Times] This is the second time the bandits would be releasing hostages. They had earlier released the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Ghana: Unilever Ghana's Geisha Brand Team Donates to Mothers, Newborns
[Ghanaian Times] Unilever's skin cleansing brand, Geisha, has visited some key hospitals in Accra to present hampers with assorted Geisha soaps and other Unilever products to newly delivered babies and their mothers to celebrate this year's Mother's Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya: Child Labor and Teenage Pregnancies Blamed for Poor Form One Turnout
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Teenage pregnancies and child labor have been identified as major impediments to the government's 100% secondary school transition programme in Kisumu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Sierra Leone: MOHS Presents Gifts to Babies Born On Eid Day
[Concord] The Minister of Health and Sanitation, through President Julius Maada Bio,shared among over twenty babies that were born on Eid Day, between the hours of 12 midnight till 12 noon at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH-Cottage). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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South Africa: How South Africa Is Integrating Covid Into Routine Care for Mothers and Babies
[The Conversation Africa] COVID-19 has had a direct impact on maternal mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Gambia: Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents, Young People in Gambia
[The Point] In the Gambia, adolescents and young people make up 32% of the national population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Tanzania: Breastfeed Babies to Improve Their Lives-RC
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC) Major Gen Charles Mbuge has appealed to the residents to regularly drink milk and breastfeeding mothers constantly breastfeed their babies to improve their lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: U.S. Abortion Law Decision Brings Attention to Rights of Women in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] A leaked draft of a majority opinion of the US Supreme Court has revealed the court's leaning towards undoing its 1973 landmark ruling (Roe v Wade) which gave women in the US a constitutional right to abortion. The leaked document is not the court's final decision - this is expected in a couple of months. But reproductive health experts are warning that it could threaten women's rights around the world. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana spoke to reproductive health researcher Sara Casey about how women (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: How U.S. Policy On Abortion Affects Women in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Policies and decisions made in the United States echo around the world and often have widespread implications. Take sexual and reproductive health, for example. Decisions made in the US have caused, and could cause, severe damage to progress in access to these services in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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