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Unethical advertising of baby formula gets ‘aggressive’ in Africa

– – A joint study by the joint World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) has found unethical advertising of baby formula in Africa. The report found nearly half of new mothers in Nigeria, two in five Moroccan mothers and more than a fifth of South African mothers have been advised by a health professional to feed… Read More
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The ‘miracle baby’ living without a nose in Ghana

– – A baby –born without a nose who has lived for a year and eight months has shocked many in Ghana. Ramatu Musa’s condition called Congenital Arhinia is a rare condition and just one of some hundred cases recorded in the world. Doctors at the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana where the… Read More
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[Video]: Ghanaian caregiver suffocates baby to death

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have arrested a caregiver for allegedly killing an 11-month old baby. The caregiver, Clara Ayani-Ampah, 54, was arrested after a closed circuit television (CCTV) video exposed her for maltreating and suffocating the baby during feeding. The baby was pronounced dead at the North Legon Hospital, near Accra where she was rushed to by… Read More
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Singapore will pay citizens to have a baby amid the pandemic

Singapore will offer a one-time payment to aspiring parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s deputy prime minister said the incentive would help reassure people who face financial pressure and are worried about their jobs. “We have received feedback that Covid-19 has caused some aspiring parents to postpone their parenthood plans,” Heng Swee Keat told lawmakers on Monday. “This is fully understandable,… Read More
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Ghana: Doctor turns truck into ambulance to save baby’s life

A doctor in Eastern Ghana has been praised by many for converting a pick-up truck into an ambulance just to save a two-day old baby. Dr. Emmanuel Addipa-Adapoe shared a photo of the said pick-up which had to be used as an ambulance on social media. He wrote on his Facebook page that “This is the mode in which I… Read More
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Ghana: Clinician dumps baby in morgue ‘alive’

A physician assistant at a hospital in Ghana’s Upper East Region has reportedly dumped a baby in morgue despite being told the child is alive. The physician declared the baby boy dead, unaware that the infant was only in “coma”. Even though the baby reportedly jerked back to life, the health officer insisted the boy was dead and dispatched the… Read More
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Nigeria: Man kills wife for not breastfeeding baby

A 40-year-old Nigerian man, Kingsley Madukwe, has allegedly killed his own wife for refusing to breastfeed their one month old baby. He was arrested by police of Nigeria’s Ogun State Police Command for committing the crime. Madukwe reportedly beat his wife, Glory Madukwe, to death when she allegedly refused to breastfeed the crying baby. Police say the suspect, a motorcycle… Read More
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Woman gives birth to twins at the age of 74

Mangayamma, a 74-year-old woman in India’s Anthar Pradesh state, recently became the oldest woman in history to give birth, after successfully delivering twin baby girls following an IVF procedure. The Indian woman had married Yaramati Sitarama Rajarao, a farmer from Nelaparthipudi village, back in 1962, but despite visiting countless doctors and temples, the couple were unable to bear children for… Read More
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Newborn survives being thrown out of window by mom

A newborn baby survived after being thrown out of a window by her own mother in South Africa. Police say they have arrested the 32-year-old woman who allegedly threw the baby out of a window. She has been charged for child abandonment, KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said. The woman according to police will appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court… Read More
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Sisters give birth same day and hospital, on their father’s birthday

Two sisters gave their father the best gift by giving birth on his 75th birthday. The two sisters did not just give birth on the birthday of their father but also on the same day and hospital. Because Of Them We Can reported that the delivery by the two sisters in New York happened on July 3. The sisters also… Read More