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Date: 05/10/2017
Source: The Star
Type: In the News
Kenyan women will benefit from another reduction in the cost of the widely used injectable contraceptive, Sayana Press. It will now cost Sh85 per dose ($0.85), a reduction from the previous price of Sh100 ($1) per dose. The announcement was made by the manufacturers, Pfizer Inc., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in a telebriefing with...
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: The Himalayan Times
Type: In the News
After bearing five children, Sunkosha Chadara of Bajura used a temporary contraceptive implant for the first time. At the suggestion of maternal infant activists, Chadara visited the health centre at her village to get a temporary implant. Similarly, Mamata Budha from the same district visited Rugin Health Post and had a Depo-Provera injection.  “It is easy to get the shot once every three months...
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: In the News
GISENYI, Rwanda – “Mothers and babies lose their lives due to complications that could have been prevented,” Burcard Umuhoza, 28, told UNFPA in a frank conversation about the trials he faces as a midwife in the Gisenyi District Hospital in Rwanda. “A challenge that hurts a lot is that some women choose to deliver their babies at home, and when they experience complications, they rush to hospital...
Date: 05/04/2017
Source: NewsDeeply
Type: In the News
THE TARPAULIN ROOF had barely been nailed down when the maternity clinic in the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda welcomed its first patient. A woman who had fled violence in South Sudan arrived at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) temporary health center in labor. The makeshift structure was equipped and staffed to ensure a safe delivery of her baby. In many ways, it was...
Date: 05/02/2017
Source: Hindustan Times
Type: In the News
A total of 33 women in the city died after undergoing tubectomy — a female sterilisation surgery — in the last ten years. The data was accessed through a query filed under Right to Information (RTI) Act by activist Chetan Kothari, who alleged that these deaths were an outcome of poor facilities in the public hospitals. Tubectomy is a permanent contraceptive method for women and is promoted by the...
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