Nigeria Has The Highest Rates Of  Obstetric Fistula (VVF) In The World

Nigeria Has The Highest Rates Of Obstetric Fistula (VVF) In The World

The United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) at the weekend revealed that over 0.4 to 0.8million women suffer from obstetric fistula (OF) in Nigeria, ranking the country as highest prevalence of Obstetric Fistula in the world. The UNICEF gender and development specialist, Venera Zakirova made this known while delivering a presentation on child marriage in Abuja. […]

Miscarriage: The Yorubic Medicine Perspective

Miscarriage: The Yorubic Medicine Perspective

Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is the loss of pregnancy within the first twenty weeks. Studies have demonstrated that 10-25% of pregnancies end up in miscarriage. Yorubic Medicine calls miscarriage ‘Oyun ti nya’, which literarily means bleeding pregnancy because bleeding is the major symptom according to Yorubic Medicine. Other symptoms of miscarriage recognized in Yorubic medicine are […]

Both Mom And Dad’s Health Are At Risk When They Have A Premature Baby

Both Mom And Dad’s Health Are At Risk When They Have A Premature Baby

  When your child is born prematurely, chances are that his or her well-being is your only concern. But a new study says that your own health could deteriorate as a result. The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, reveals that 40% of moms whose babies were born ‘very preterm’ (before 30 weeks) suffered from depression in those early weeks. The rate was […]

In The News: New Video Shows What Happens To A Woman’s Body While She’s Pregnant

In The News: New Video Shows What Happens To A Woman’s Body While She’s Pregnant

A fascinating video reveals pregnancy’s impact on a mother’s body as her insides literally make room for the baby. The interactive demonstration was created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. As the film moves through the pregnancy process until birth, it shows the womb expanding, the intestines and stomach becoming squashed and the breasts […]

Africa’s Female Filmmakers Gets Special Category At ZIFF, First Time In 20 Editions

Africa’s Female Filmmakers Gets Special Category At ZIFF, First Time In 20 Editions

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced a new special jury award category open specifically to women documentary filmmakers, from Africa. The Adiaha Award for Best African Female Documentary Filmmaker will be offered for the first time at the 20th edition of ZIFF, taking place from Saturday, 8 July to Sunday, 16 July. Adiaha means first […]