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Urmila Chanam's picture

Culture, the Culprit

It's shocking to learn that culture could play such an overbearing effect on a woman's health, especially in the years she first steps into motherhood. … Read More»

wanja's picture

Unsung Heroines: Traditional Midwives in Kenya and Africa at Large

Her name is *Elizabeth Nasieku. I met her as a young journalist seeking stories about women and maternal health over ten years ago. … Read More»

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Pregnancy - joy of every woman

Any woman who does not conceive in an African setting is seen as cursed. The ultimate power of every woman in my society is to be able to reproduce and show her femininity. … Read More»

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Joy of motherhood - a death trap? A must read

This post was sent to me by a colleague and i was confused what title to give to it. I hope the caption is above suits it after reading. if not give me alternative title / caption. … Read More»

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From Helplessness to Hope: New Beginnings for Obstetric Fistula Survivors in Ethiopia

I first traveled to Ethiopia in 2010 as a photographer with the organization SalaamGarage to profile the childbirth injury of Obstetric Fistula. … Read More»

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This piece is dedicated to my mother for her relentless marital struggles, resilience and courage in the face of rejection and hopelessness. … Read More»

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Offer: Concept note for the Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Program, Indonesia - Deadline: June 30, 2013

The concept note for the Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Program, Indonesia is provided for the information of individuals/organisations. … Read More»

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DID YOU KNOW that the maternal mortality ratio is one of the most sensitive indicators of poverty and social inequity?

* "Why is the maternal mortality rate so high, and what is being done to address this? … Read More»

Klaudia Mexico's picture

That smile in the mirror is mine!

This article was written as a compulsory assignment for the Voices of Our Future Contest … Read More»

Wendy's picture

Tanzania's Finest

It goes without saying that the issue of maternal mortality has moved me deeply and is very close to my heart. It is the tragedy that propels me to act both personally and professionally. … Read More»

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