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70% of women in Uganda produce babies with spina bifida

    Many mothers all over Uganda continue to give birth to children with spina bifida and hyrocephalus. Research has shown that 70% of these impairments can be prevented by increased intake of folic acid supplementation, eating food rich in folic acid like fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, meat, and liver, among others and eating foods that […]

Health workers runaway at the site of babies born with spina bifida

  This is a special edition of our health news briefing only focusing on some two of the most vulnerable categories of physical disability. That is persons with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. There are increasing cases of children born with spina bifida in Uganda ( a congenital disability), but many people even doctors and health […]

Causes of spine defects in babies

  Causes of spine defects (read spine bifida) in babies: Society still treats spine bifida with a lot of stigma and many times it is linked to witchcraft. But the condition is a birth defect that involves incomplete closure of the spinal cord or its covering. ‘One or more of the bones that make up […]

Causes of spine defects in babies

  Causes of spine defects (read spine bifida) in babies: Society still treats spine bifida with a lot of stigma and many times it is linked to witchcraft. But the condition is a birth defect that involves incomplete closure of the spinal cord or its covering. ‘One or more of the bones that make up […]

Uganda mothers hired to carry pregnancies for barren and busy women

    In 2005, a 20 plus year-old woman identified as only Fatumah was paid four million Uganda shillings to carry a pregnancy for another woman in Kampala (names withheld). ¬†Fatumah delivered two health babies at a go and immediately handed the babies over to the woman who had paid her to nurse the babies. […]

Health experts in sensitisation to reduce premature births

Health experts have embarked on a massive sensitization campaign to reduce premature birth and its related complications. The experts from the ministry of Health, Save the Children and UNICEF say that parents need to embrace the basic interventions to ensure that premature babies get enough warmth for their survival. Statistic indicates that worldwide every year […]

Uganda to immunize people against Pneumonia

  Uganda is preparing to immunize its citizens against Pneumonia according to the Ministry of Health in Kampala. The vaccine will be made available in public hospitals by April 2013. The symptoms of Pneumonia are high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing seen in fast breathing and grunting. The ministry of health has called on […]

Causes of drooling in babies

Ecessive salivating (read drooling) is very common in babies, especially in poor African countries. In fact, the production of excessive saliva can be healthy. Saliva cleans the baby’s gums and washes away foods and bacteria that might leave the mouth dirty. The enzymes in saliva also help to break down the carbohydrates in foods, operating […]

Drugs for people suffering from eczema

  The skin of a baby suffering from eczema may break due to scratching, thus introducing more bacteria into the body. Scientists tell us that in addition to introducing more bacteria in the body, a child may fail to sleep due to excessive itching. Some eczema drugs contain steroids (potential chemical substances) which affect the […]

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