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Hoima officials mobilise women to deliver at health facilities

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional Birth Attendants-TBAs are still active in Hoima district despite the ban on their services by government in 2010. Government outlawed the services of TBAs with the hope of reducing maternal and infant mortality in the country. According to health officials in the district, …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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Eleven miss PLE in Amuru due to pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 11 primary school girls in Amuru district have failed to turn up for their Primary Leaving Examinations due to early pregnancy. George Oryem, the headmaster of Amuru Lamogi Primary School, says three of the girls in his school failed to show up this …

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Tokophobia: extreme fear of pregnancy

When some women develop extreme fear of childbirth Kampala, Uganda | FRANZISKA WADEPHUL, CATRIONA JONES & JULIE JOMEEN | Childbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious …

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US senator pregnant, set to be first to give birth in office

Washington, United States | AFP | US Senator Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Asian American army veteran and double amputee, announced Tuesday she was pregnant with her second child. The 49-year-old Democrat from Illinois stands to be the first senator to give birth during her term. “Wanted to share some exciting …

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Ugandan Woman MP Kaudha dies after child-birth complications

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | Iganga Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Kaudha Grace Hailat Magumba,30, died Friday night after she developed complications related to pregnancy. The Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement(NRM) Justine Lumumba confirmed the death, revealing that Kaudha passed away at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kawempe extension) …

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Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain: study

Paris, France | AFP |  Pregnancy causes “long-lasting” physical changes to a woman’s brain, with significant, but seemingly beneficial, grey matter loss in parts of the crucial organ, a study said. Some alterations lasted at least two years, they reported, but did not appear to erode memory or other mental …

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