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Turkana Children in Kenya Continue to Suffer Malnutrition Amid Poor Health Services

Last week, I travelled from the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya, to Turkana County which is in the northern part of the country. Turkana is a largely pastoralist community with a population of 855,000 people. 1,113 more words


Challenging the Status Quo in Tanzania: Accessible Healthcare

Blog post by Erwin Telemans CEO, CCBRT

For women in Tanzania, accessing quality, maternal healthcare services is difficult. Affording the journey to a hospital, and paying for treatment, is impossible for many women. 717 more words


Innovation in maternal #mentalhealth care

Innovation in maternal #mentalhealth care, ‘Treating Depression Before It Becomes Postpartum’ Excellent article: http://ow.ly/D1xj2

Maternal Mental Health

From airline-pilot procedure, comes inspiration to save dying Indian mothers

My first piece for India Spend, a data journalism website.


31 Things That Can Save Dying Indian Mothers

Deepa Padmanaban, October 20, 2014

A 12-point checklist created for airline pilots to check human errors during flying inspired a similar list for Indian health workers, leading, in a test, to a drastic fall in the number of mothers who die during childbirth. 1,182 more words

A Bus Of Our Own

Bringing Back Our Girls : The Women's Health Challenge

According to the Nigerian government, a ceasefire deal has been struck with Boko Haram. On Friday, October 17, 2014, the chief of defense staff and senior presidential aide that an agreement has been reached to release the 200 kidnapped Boko Haram girls. 348 more words

The Necessity of a Gendered Approach to HIV/AIDS

Written By: Marie-Claire Klassen

 Malilapa Mate says that if you had seen her five months ago, she wouldn’t be the vivacious, smiling young mother she is today. 692 more words


Could vitamin D make childbirth less painful?


Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. 44 more words