Reforming Laws and Expanding Access to Safe Abortion Services
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20 July 2015Article
Ethiopia fares poorly on numerous reproductive health indices. Major concerns include high fertility rate (4.8 children per woman, according to the latest DHS survey), high maternal mortality (estimated at 420 deaths per 100,000 live births (2013... MORE
Civil Society Engagement in Prevention of Obstetric Fistula in Mozambique
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10 July 2015Article
The maternal mortality ratio in Mozambique is 480 per 100.000 live births (2013), 8% of those deaths occur for women aged between 15 and 24 years (2007), and mostly among the poor, illiterate and rural-dwelling. In addition to those women who die... MORE
Community Based Approach to Increase Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Djibouti
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin talks about Maternal Health
10 July 2015Article
Djibouti has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in North Africa, estimated at 230 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. The contraceptive prevalence rate is 19% and approximately 93% of women have undergone female genital... MORE
FINANCING OF MATERNAL, NEWBORN, AND CHILD HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
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04 June 2015Article
Governments can increase access to care and reduce financial barriers to reproductive health and Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services by funding these programs and passing pro-poor legislation. Such legislation may include expanding... MORE
ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
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26 May 2015Article
ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPTODUCTIVE HEALTH African countries account for 20 of the 25 countries with the highest adolescent fertility rates in the world. In many of these African countries adolescents make up to one-third of the population. These... MORE
ENGAGING MEN IN MATERNAL, NEWBORN, AND CHILD HEALTH
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26 May 2015Article
Although USAID’s Interagency Gender Working Group has identified that Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) is an area where men must play an important role, many countries have yet to explore men’s potential to support the health of women and... MORE
Maternal Health: MIDWIFERY EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH SUDAN
26 May 2015Article
In South Sudan, like in most African countries, there is a large gap in the skilled health workforce, particularly of midwives. In addition their capacity to deliver effective and efficient health care is sometimes sub-standard. The recently... MORE
Africa Regional Nutrition Strategy Receives Big Boost from Ministers
29 April 2015Article
Following recommendations from the nutrition experts from across Africa, Ministers of health, population and drug control, have unanimously endorsed the revised African Regional Nutrition Strategy (ARNS). The revised strategy is aimed mobilizing the... MORE
Call for proposals for consultancy services to review the African Health Strategy
28 April 2015Article
Africa has made significant strides in socio-economic development but has the potential to achieve even more if it can overcome the large burden of disease which continues to be a barrier to Africa’s development trajectory. This ever increasing... MORE
Men’s input has seen maternal health improve in Narok County, Kenya
Jackson Lekutit (right) admires his newborn son as his wife Jane and other children look on Ongata Nado in Narok. PHOTO | VERAH OKEYO
28 April 2015Article
When Agnes Jabit of Olopirik village in Narok suffered obstructed labour in 1982, the traditional midwives who had come to help her kept her at home for three days, scolding her to “stop being lazy and just give birth”. As a result, she developed... MORE

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