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 […]

ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

ZAMBIA: Women and Maternal Mortality

BRENDA ZULU – The Times of Zambia (via All.Africa.com) – Friday, 11 March, 2011 (originally published 9 March) TOO many women are suffering and dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia. These women are in the reproductive age group of 15 to 49 years. Most of these deaths occur amongst the poorest in […]

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon emissions WNN MDG Stories We’ve long known that giving women the family planning services they want and need would be a boon for the health of families throughout the world. Today, in every country, far too many go […]

Africa: Keeping the Promise to Save African Women

Africa: Keeping the Promise to Save African Women

Roland Ogbonnaya – All Africa.com– Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 (originally published 12 Dec) According to statistics, roughly 5.5 million unsafe abortions are performed annually in Africa and the deaths from the dangerous exercise account for approximately 14 per cent of all maternal deaths in the region. Director of the African Centre for Gender and Social […]