Rural Malawian women now have access to health advice by phone

Rural Malawian women now have access to health advice by phone

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Science and Health (WNN/VOA) Lilongwe, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA: Malawian mothers and guardians of young children who live in villages far from health facilities are heaving a sigh of relief, after the introduction of a hotline through which they can access medical advice. VillageReach, a non-profit NGO, is running a […]

Ethiopia’s children now have greater chance for life, says new UNICEF report

Ethiopia’s children now have greater chance for life, says new UNICEF report

Marthe van der Wolf for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) United Nations – New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, says Ethiopia has achieved one of the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality by more than two-thirds. Ethiopia reduced its under-five mortality rate by 67 percent between 1990 and […]

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ugandan midwife speaks to current health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Deauville, FRANCE : “I came here to stand up for the voiceless mothers of Africa,” says thirty-one-year-old Ugandan nurse midwife and woman’s advocate Esther Madudu at Global Meeting 2011 of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in Deauville, France. She begins with murmured conversations dying down to hear […]

Kenya calls for urgent action towards drug resistance

Kenya calls for urgent action towards drug resistance

Shubhi Tandon – WNN Breaking   NAIROBI, KENYA: On World Health Day, Kenya’s Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation has called for stepped up provisions against drug resistance with infectious disease inside the country. Launched on April 7th, specific efforts by Kenya’s leadership hopes to bring results through a partnership with the United Nations World […]

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

Doctors campaign for safe abortion in Zambia

SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features WNN Zambia: Selina’s gullet (where food passes) is constricted, burning and on fire. An opening has been created in her stomach in an effort to feed her because food and water cannot pass through the gullet. Next, she must undergo an operation to fix what’s left of her stomach. She […]