The maternal mortality ratio in 2 Lagos slums is nearly twice that of Lagos State as a whole, according to a new cross-sectional, community-based study by MSF.   Researchers surveyed close to 4,000 households in Makoko Riverine and Badia East. They found 1,050 maternal…

By Alain Labrique and Brittany Kmush Hepatitis E virus (HEV)—an emerging pathogen of global importance, causing large annual epidemics in South East Asia and Africa—is now receiving greater recognition as an agent of locally acquired infection and disease in the…

Citing unsafe abortions as one of the main factors contributing to Sierra Leone’s high maternal mortality ratio, advocacy groups are urging the county’s president to sign a safe abortion law into effect.