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
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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
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
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
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