Instability Hinders Maternal Health in Africa

Political instability, civil strife and humanitarian crises have over the past decades reversed maternal health development gains on the continent, health experts warn.

Political instability makes it difficult to make advances in maternal health.

  • Nigeria:  Global Recognition for the Country's Maternal Health Intervention

    Vanguard, 20 March 2012

    A Nigerian home made health intervention that utilises mobile antenatal services to educate rural communities about harmful cultural practices that can lead to maternal death, has ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Call for Quality Services to Pregnant Women

    Tanzania Daily News, 19 March 2012

    HEALTH workers in Tanzania have been advised to provide quality services to pregnant mothers in a bid to reduce maternal deaths, caused by some mothers seeking services of ... read more »

  • Africa:  World Bank Must Re-evaluate its Strategies to Cut Maternal Mortality

    Guardian Global Development Network, 6 March 2012

    Every minute of every day, one woman dies somewhere in the world due to preventable complications in pregnancy or childbirth. That's a total of 1,000 women dying each day, or ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Investing in the Health of Africa's Mothers

    Africa Renewal, 15 February 2012

    Not far from Mathare and Korogocho, two of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, lies the Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Some 27,000 women give birth there each year. Most ... read more »