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Beating denial: Learning to live with HIV

Today marks the second anniversary of this young woman’s positive HIV test – a two-year journey of highs and lows.

SMS service helps nurses help mothers

The NurseConnect text message service can help health workers take better care of mothers.

Moms with HIV set to get connected

MomConnect delivers text messages to women, with information geared towards their stage of pregnancy – and soon pregnant women with HIV will be able to receive specialised messages.

Mission impossible? Replacing abuse with empathy

August 22, 2016
Maternal health  

Abused in labour, depressed after giving birth – pregnancy can be a nightmare for women. But an inexpensive intervention is trying to change this by teaching care-givers to listen, empathise – and identify depression.

Invest in teen girls and protect them from violence

South Africa urged to invest in young women and teen girls this World Population Day

Mpumalanga investigates case of negligence

June 24, 2016
Maternal health  

A woman in labour asked medical staff to help her, but was allegedly told she was in false labour.

When a child gives birth, who has failed her?

February 15, 2016
Maternal health   Rural Health   Rural Reflections  

When a 12-year-old girl slides onto your operating table for a caesarean section, it’s hard not to ask how she got here – and the answer seems to lie somewhere in the distance between cities and villages and in the family planning gap between the “have’s” and “have not’s”