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Date: 01/19/2017
Source: Daily Nation
Type: In the News
Last week, news broke of a pregnant woman who was turned away from a public hospital and as a result lost her baby due to the delay in getting medical attention. While this woman’s story sparked national outrage, the mistreatment of pregnant women seeking maternal health care is a common occurrence throughout Kenya, which is only exacerbated by the current doctors’ strike. This woman was denied...
Date: 01/18/2017
Source: Daily Monitor
Type: In the News
When we meet Asyiah Nagudi, at her a single roomed rented house in Mukono District, tears flow down her cheeks as she recounts the economic hardships she has gone through in the past one year. Nagudi says her husband abandoned her in 2015 on learning that she was pregnant with their second child. “I cannot afford two meals a day for my two children,” she says. The 25-year-old says she conceived...
Date: 01/18/2017
Source: EIN on behalf of U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type: In the News
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family planning program. The program enhanced the capacity and built the skills of public sector health care providers and civil society organizations in 300...
Date: 01/18/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
It is late afternoon when the white Jeep pulls up outside a compound attached to one of the largest camps for families fleeing South Sudan’s civil war. Accompanied by two UN police officers, a woman steps out and walks briskly past a rusty shipping container holding the man who allegedly raped her less than 24 hours earlier. In a country where UN investigators say sexual violence remains ignored...
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: IOL
Type: In the News
After liberalizing Ethiopia’s abortion law in 2005, the government implemented programs designed to train health care providers, to equip facilities and expand the services they offer and to integrate abortion care into broader reproductive health services. These efforts have resulted in significant improvements in access to abortion and postabortion care in the country. A new study reveals that...
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