Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Using data from the popular navigation app, researchers have pinpointed the areas of Lagos, Nigeria, where emergency obstetric care is most needed.
The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
Relying on donor funding means that the funder ultimately determines the health priorities. This is one reason why many programmes in Africa focus on a single disease such as HIV.
Fathers who attend antenatal care may be keen to support the well being of their partners and children, but are left unengaged and often disappointed.
Our findings provide an additional tool for determining what to prioritise, where to target and when to intervene.
COVID-19 has overwhelmed India’s hospitals partly because decades of under-investment in public health have left the country with one of the most privatised health systems in the world.
New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation has been urged to reconsider a policy change that restricts access to treatment for women who suffered common birth injuries.
Malnutrition during the first 1000 days of life can cast a long shadow over a person’s life.
Men can practically help their partners access care by assisting with the costs of attending clinical appointments such as transportation, health insurance, and meals while on route to the clinic.
There will be lessons we can learn for the future of childbearing once the pandemic is over.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Men are increasingly expected to share housework and spend time with their partners and children.
Studies in poor countries have highlighted disparities in respectful and responsive care during childbirth based on women’s socioeconomic status and other characteristics.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
The importance of accessing water that’s safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.
Industry marketing can shape beliefs about formula feeding.
A new study explores the challenges that pregnant women in megacities such as Lagos face in emergency situations and how the options vary depending on their socioeconomic status.
COVID-19 has added a new layer of stress to people’s lives, increasing the chances of women developing symptoms of perinatal depression.
Your immune system changes when you are pregnant, and this may help protect you and your child from COVID-19 – but we need more research to understand this better.