Tanzania has a population of about 53 million people, of which 70% live below the poverty level, surviving on about US$2 a day. Despite this, President Magufuli has instructed women to do away with birth control interventions, claiming that the country needs more people.
A new durable drug formulation called Carbetocin could prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth like the current but highly sensitive drug Oxytocin thus saving thousands of women’s lives in the developing world.
About 80 per cent of all persons with disabilities live in developing countries, with 15 per cent of Africans estimated to have moderate to severe disabilities. Young persons with disabilities are three times more likely than non-disabled people to suffer physical, sexual and emotional violence.
The civil society organisation GroundUp has found that for Zimbabweans in South Africa, the cost and effort of returning the body of a deceased loved one home is almost too much to bear.
We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful it is merely that women are strong. The belief that women are strong also applies even to abortion, and women who choose to have an abortion might just need a doula too just as other women who get emotional support from doulas during childbirth. An abortion doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to people choosing to have an abortion.
When you choose a family planning method, you need to know the facts. You can’t make your choices based on myths you’ve heard. Get the facts from your Obstetrics and gynecology or any other qualified health practitioner. We demystify some of the myths related to contraception.
African youths have continued to prove that even without the right conditions, they can still make an impact and will excel given the right environment. 25 African youths were recipients of the Queen’s Young Leader Award out of the 59 recipients. Zambia’s Natasha Kaoma who is a women’s health advocate led a drive to launch fundraising to provide menstrual hygiene kits to girls in rural areas.
A 37-year-old Ugandan woman, living in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District, outside Kampala, Mariam Nabatanzi has given birth to 38 children. The children include six sets of twins, four sets of triplets and three sets of quadruples, all born naturally.