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14 May
Extreme stress has been part of life for many people in Ukraine since the beginning of the war. In pregnant women, anxiety and stress often cause health problems. Jan-Philipp Scholz visited a maternity clinic in Lviv.
8 Jan
Shortage of incubators at major hospital facilities across Ghana are affecting the management of preterm babies. In some facilities, like the Tamale Teaching Hospital, three babies have to share one incubator. In the past, parents often hid their preterm babies, but they are now coming to the hospitals for treatment.
9 Nov 2021
It's called the world’s worst industrial disaster, but the description barely captures what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal 35 years ago. In the first night, according to some estimates more than 3,000 people died. That number would soon go up to 15,000.
17 Oct 2021
A team of Cameroonian engineers has developed smart incubators to stem the high neonatal death rates in their native country. This will allow parents and doctors to constantly monitor the health of premature babies at a distance.
19 May 2021
A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies in what could become a world record. Halima Cissé had been expecting to have seven newborns: Ultrasound sessions had failed to spot two of her babies.
11 Jan 2021
Emergency services and staff were unable to reach the babies in time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the tragedy "heart-wrenching."
1 Aug 2020
Seven out of eight babies are delivered stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwean hospital. Maternity staff say that things have become increasingly dire in the country as healthcare is impacted by an ongoing nurses' strike. Also, the UN refugee agency urges African nations to protect migrants travelling within their borders, as a new UN report warns that migrants face violence by African officials. And as Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, festivities in Morocco are muted in light of extra coronavirus precautions.
22 Apr 2020
68-year-old Margaret Adenuga and husband Noah, 70 have been delivered of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba. Lagos, Nigeria. The woman was pregnant for the first time following an in vitro fertilisation. She was delivered of the babies – a boy and a girl – through an elective Caesarean section on April 14.
17 Feb 2019
Some 300 babies worldwide die every day due to the effects of war, Save the Children has estimated in an analysis focused on 2017. Nearly one-in-five children — about 420 million — were living conflict zones.
5 Dec 2018
Eleven babies have been born through uterine transplants of live donors, but no births had ocurred from a uterus of a deceased donor. The mother became pregnant seven months after the transplant surgery.
18 May 2017
In Spain, tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their parents under the Franco dictatorship and as late as the 1990s. The infants were sold to people who had difficulty having their own children, through networks of nuns, priests and doctors.

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