Obesity Threatens Child Survival in Africa
The risks associated with being overweight during pregnancy are well documented and researchers are now turning their attention to how this impacts on child survival.
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 10 August 2012
Making sure expectant mothers eat enough remains the main concern of health workers, especially in poorer rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, but this concentration has masked the ... read more »
Tanzanian health workers talking to local communities (file photo).
Health-e, 9 August 2012
Babies born to mothers in sub-Saharan who are overweight or obese are significantly more likely to die in the first two days after their birth, according to new research. read more »
Rwanda: Eating for Two While Pregnant
The New Times, 5 July 2012
One of the beautiful things about pregnancy is the fact that you can gain lots of weight under the justification of eating for two, without feeling guilty about it. read more »
Vanguard, 1 May 2012
Following Results of a Three year survey among pregnant women who register during the first trimester of pregnancy and also put to bed at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, ... read more »