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Providing Nairobi’s mothers with subsidised day-care will benefit everyone

One of the major challenges that faces mothers who work is how to ensure their children are properly cared for while they are away.This is particularly true for women in low-income settings. For instance, in the informal settlements of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, many women resort to using cheap childcare facilities.These day-care c...

By Margaret Nampijja & Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo 4 months ago

There Are Lots Of Myths About Flu: We Debunk Six Of Them

Despite the availability of vaccines for influenza – or flu – the virus continues to kill people across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, flu epidemics result in 3 million to 5 million cases of severe illness and about 290 000 to 650 000 deaths each year. Whenever there’s an outbreak of flu – usually over the winte...

By Joburg Post 5 months ago

Period Pain: Don’t Let It Stop You Exercising

Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief.Period pain affects around 90% of women. It can interfere with daily life by limiting activity – and is a common reason for being absent from school or work.During the menstrual pe...

By Joburg Post 5 months ago

Why Paternity Tests Should Become Cheaper And More Widely Accessible

South African women still experience social prejudice around pregnancy and the reproductive decisions they make. Men, on the other hand, often escape the spotlight. Women who do not know the paternity of their children are still frowned upon. And when the fathers of their children deny paternity, they have no way of challenging the den...

By Joburg Post 6 months ago

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