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South Africa needs an effective maternal and neonatal care system

  • July 15, 2014 | Kim Lamont

South Africa was one of only a dozen countries worldwide showing increased mortality from 1990 to 2009 for MDGs 4 (child survival) and 5 (maternal health).

800 women die daily worldwide due to pregnancy and birth complications

  • July 09, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) approximately 800 women die daily from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world (WHO: Countdown to 2015 Report, Geneva, Switzerland).

Global cell phone usage for health message dissemination

  • July 03, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Restrained resources in developing countries have prompted many African countries to use cellular telecommunication networks as an intervention to manage chronic diseases (Lester et al., 2010).

Smoking is very bad for your health and your baby’s

  • June 29, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Smoking is bad for your health and it is bad for your baby.

Do not drink alcohol during pregnancy

  • June 23, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant or breastfeeding can cause a lot of harm to your baby.

Breast milk helps newborns fight infection

  • June 12, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Breast milk contains nutrients which help newborns fight infection.

Too much sugar in your blood can harm your baby

  • April 11, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Too much sugar in your blood can be harmful to you and your baby.

Shortness of breath can harm your unborn baby

  • March 28, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Shortness of breath during pregnancy can potentially harm your unborn baby. If you are experiencing trouble breathing, contact your health care professional.

It’s vital to check your blood pressure during pregnancy

  • March 19, 2014

It is important to visit your antenatal clinic regularly during your pregnancy to have your blood pressure checked.

Nearly 40% of pregnant women living in poverty will experience mental illness

  • March 06, 2014 | Kim Lamont

Nearly 40% of South African women living in poverty will experience some form of mental illness during pregnancy.