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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Deaths from malaria in Africa have fallen by half in the past 15 years. (Data: WHO)M

Malaria, That Old Enemy: Debunking The Myths, Plus Why Mosquitoes Like Pregnant Women

Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes