Many African countries are trying to increase the number of women delivering in a health care facility by a skilled birth attendant. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rod Waddington)

Not A Luxury: Caesarean Sections Save Lives, And Here’s Why Africa Needs More Of Them

In Africa only 7.3% of babies are born via caesarean section, but its a very mixed picture across the continent. Some countries have very high rates such as Egypt (51.8%) and Mauritius (47%), the highest in Africa.


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We Are Living In Unprecedented Times: Here Are The 10 Health Numbers You Need To Know Today

In the past quarter century, the number of childhood deaths globally have been cut by half, representing one of the most dramatic advances in human health in history.


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Happy baby on the beach in Durban, South Africa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rafiq Sarlie)

Better Health And Fewer Children In Africa Means Disappearing Names

In much of Africa, children are named after the circumstances of their birth. As circumstances change, so will the names.