Friday, August 5, 2016 - 09:02 by Rose Ogola
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
In South Sudan, World Vision joined other partners in marking this at the Gurei Primary Health Care Centre in Juba, in an event that was graced by the Minister for Health for Jubek, Dr. James Eluzai.
Dr. Eluzai said that in addition to ensuring that babies are healthy, breast-feeding also...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 05:10 by Alexandra Newlands
By Mwajuma Hatibu Sempule
My name is Mwajuma Hatibu Sempule, councilor for Kwediboma Ward in Kilindi district, Tanga region, Tanzania. As a leader, I was invited to participate in one of the meetings organised by White Ribbon Alliance and World Vision to prevent the deaths of mothers and children under five. The large number of participants included government officials, political leaders, media, NGOs, children and...
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:42 by Christine Hunt
Thirty weeks’ pregnant with my first child and my midwife asks me the dreaded question, “Have you given any thought to your birth plan?”
Eek. Labour. Childbirth. Things just got very real.
“I’d like a natural birth,” I replied. “With as many drugs as possible…”
What I meant was: Panadeine – yes. Gas – yes. T.E.N.S – yes. Pethidine – yes. Epidural? Yes, please!
Sensing fear she did her best to reassure me, “There’s nothing to worry about. Your body...