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Antenatal care enables the early detection of maternal and fetal conditions. So why are pregnant women delaying their checks? Shutterstock

Two in five pregnant women don’t receive care in the first trimester

Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
In rural Malawi traditional leaders have played an important role in persuading men to get involved in women’s health. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

When men tackle mother and child health: lessons from Malawi

A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
A mother and her son at a nutrition clinic in Kenya. Adequate nutrition for mothers is important for the health of their children. KUAP Pandipieri

Maternal malnutrition affects future generations. Kenya must break the cycle

In Kenya, not much attention has been paid to addressing pregnant women's nutritional needs. This has exposed a gap in efforts to improve maternal and child health.

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