Tag Archives: Midwifery

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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07May/17

Breastfeeding flashmob takes over Hong Kong big shopping mall

HONG KONG, CHINA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS – Almost one hundred breastfeeding mothers descended on a Hong Kong sizable shopping mall, feeding their babies together to protest discrimination against breastfeeding in public on Sunday (May 7).
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02Aug/16

Portable device enables pregnant women to monitor baby’s health

Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their unborn child. Liane Wimhurst reports.
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25Jan/16
Ernest Nwokolo Cradle Count

New app helps women keep track of their pregnancy in Nigeria

Pregnant women in Nigeria are using the Cradle Count app to monitor their pregnancy and look out for any sign of complications that could affect them or their baby’s health. The android based mobile application is being embraced in a country where a woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and child birth is 1 in 13.

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