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Moms and their babies often share birth month

ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Women are more likely to have children in the same month as their own birth, and now researchers think they might know why. Births within immediate families tend to cluster within a given month, according to data on more than 10 million deliveries in France and Spain. …

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Egypt says ready to receive newborns from Gaza’s largest hospital

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua |  Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday instructed the country’s medical sector to receive Palestinian newborns from the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip that suspended its operation on Nov. 11 after it ran out of fuel. To implement the directives of …

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1 in 10 babies worldwide are born early

Poor maternal health and malnutrition underpin the high numbers London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | An estimated 13.4 million babies were born early (before 37 full weeks of pregnancy) in 2020  which is around 1 in 10 of all live births – according to a detailed study published in the Lancet …

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Activists seek court redress over dwindling breastfeeding rates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local food rights organization has filed a constitutional petition challenging the government’s inaction on regulating workplaces and breastfeeding. Their petition highlights gaps in the legal regime affecting the ability of mothers to breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months of exclusive breast milk. David …

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Ugandan health workers not allowed to breastfeed exclusively

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While nurses, midwives, pediatricians and other health workers in Uganda everyday keep preaching to mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least six months, they themselves cannot accord their babies the same care essential for their good health and mental development. The health workers …

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Health facility deliveries improve to 86% in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More mothers from Karamoja sub-region are now delivering their babies from health facilities according to Dr Charles Nuwagaba, a health expert attached to the Drylands Integrated Development Project funded by the Office of the Prime Minister. Dr Nuwagaba told URN that health facility deliveries which …

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