Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Developing countries suffer midwife shortage

Joe DeCapua for VOA – WNN Science & Health (WNN) Washington DC, UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: A new report said there’s a severe shortage of midwives in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those countries suffer 96 percent of the world’s maternal deaths and more than 90 percent of stillbirths and […]

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA:  Malawi and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent obstetric fistula cases and to help more women already suffering with the condition. Considered a condition born of poverty, obstetric fistula can occur in women during prolonged and difficult child birth or […]

Maternal care free, [Kenya] President Kenyatta announces

Maternal care free, [Kenya] President Kenyatta announces

Daily Nation (Kenya) – Wednesday 5 June, 2013 (originally published June 1) The government has rolled out free maternal healthcare countrywide. President Kenyatta said Saturday that women will access maternal services in public hospitals for free starting June 1. “With respect to health, my government has made adequate budgetary arrangements to enable all pregnant mothers […]

AFRICA: New trials say mobile health technology is under-performing

AFRICA: New trials say mobile health technology is under-performing

WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) AFRICA: Mobile phone technology is frequently heralded as a solution to many health challenges facing the developing world, but two systematic reviews have found that evidence to back such claims is still largely non-existent. Mobile phones are thought to be able, among other things, to help manage disease; facilitate drug adherence […]