maternal care

Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Alex Ezeh, Ann Starrs

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.


Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Kate Hodal

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.


Midwives' care during childbirth drastically improves outcomes for labouring mothers

Joy Wanja Muraya

Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.


'If it wasn't for them I would have died:' How community health workers save lives

Ina Skosana

Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.


Depression during pregnancy may leave kids with a legacy of developmental problems

Ina Skosana

Mothers battling depression may need help forming the early crucial bonds that will affect children's relationships throughout their lives.