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I left Nigeria for University of Oxford in 2011 following a defining experience in my medical career. I had worked as a physician in tertiary (read “better equipped, better staffed, better everything…) hospitals in the southern part of the country for a few years when I joined the National Youth Service Corps and was deployed to a state in the far North-east. 393 more words

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California combats C-section rate

The policy wonk in me is all in a tither about some good news from California.

In short, in California the guys who pay the hospitals are using their financial power to promote evidence-based medicine. 280 more words


Safe Motherhood | At A Glance Reports | Publications | Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion | CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases so that all women can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. 15 more words


Rotarians are committed to ending malaria

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff

Today, World Malaria Day, is dedicated to highlighting the progress made in malaria prevention and treatment. It is also a day to commit to continued action and investment in fighting the dangerous disease. 569 more words


Stopping mothers from dying: a Rotarian’s quest for vocational service

By Past District Governor Dr. Himansu Basu, Rotary Foundation Cadre Technical Coordinator in Maternal and Child Health

Three mothers and twenty babies die every five minutes; the majority of these deaths occur in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. 792 more words

Maternal & Child Health

Life-Changing Surgery for Refugees in Kenya

Written by Lindsey Pollaczek, Fistula Foundation Program Director

It’s difficult to imagine what it would be like to live in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp… 808 more words

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Movie Review: DRY by Stephanie Linus

So I watched the movie DRY by Stephanie Linus(formerly known as Stephanie okereke) a Nigerian actress. The movie I must confess is really good and it depicts so many factors influencing maternal and child mortality in Nigeria most of which are preventable, the struggles and pains of women daily. 299 more words