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The major aim of the African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health is to enhance networking and communication and provide for sharing scientific evidence and professional experiences in midwifery and women's health. To enhance networking and communication, midwives in Africa established the...
A diagnosis of cervical cancer creates such great stress for a woman that she may not be able to cope well with the symptoms of the disease. Social support groups have been extensively documented to be effective in improving coping and quality of life of persons with cancer or other illnesses....
Partograms are universally used in the active management of maternity labour care throughout the Western world. Not using a partogram is a challenging process for midwives who want to provide greater choices for women in childbirth. However, the reliance on time framing in labour is a real...
The aim of the study was to investigate factors contributing to under-use of health facilities for deliveries by pregnant women. A sample of 62 respondents was selected using systematic sampling procedures. Data was collected using a semi-structured interview schedule. In addition, two focus...
The White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania, which is a coalition of 102 organizations and 800 individuals interested in making childbirth safe, has advocated for the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality ratios (MMR/MNR) since its inception in 2004. In August 2007 the alliance conducted a baseline...
A midwife from the developed world gives her impressions of the Africa Midwives Research Network conference and the important themes that were highlighted at this special event.
Key note address given at the sixth African Midwives' Research Network biennial conference held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya 5–9 November 2007
The launch of the AJM took place during the official opening of the Africa Midwives'Research Network conference, where the speeches highlighted just how important it is for knowledge to be shared.
Due to an alarming shortage of doctors and nurses in the Philippines, midwives are taking on extra duties such as inserting immunizing mothers and their children as well as delivering babies.
Although the general topic of death is receiving increasing attention from the medical community, little is known about the impact that pregnancy loss has on the lives experiencing it. The purpose of this study is to develop a support programme for mothers with pregnancy loss.This research is a...
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