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Gynaecology and Technology
Both cultural and economic factors mean fistulas are practically unheard of in the developed world, it has been reported.
Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) cannot help Sierra Leone reduce its high maternal mortality rate, a leading doctor has claimed.
Women across the world need access to family planning support if the global population is to be kept under control, it has been claimed.
A HIV trial vaccine developed by US and Thai scientists must be readily accessible if it is to cut down cases significantly, according to health charity Avert.
Researchers claim to have developed a HIV vaccine, which could see the risk of infection cut for the first time.
Limited access to hospitals and clinics contributes greatly to the high maternal mortality rates seen in Laos, it has been reported.
While many countries in the developing world are blighted by a lack of funding for health initiatives, progress can still be made at community level, it has been suggested.
A UK high street store is offering over-the-counter cervical cancer vaccinations to its customers, it has been reported.
Metastatic ovarian cancer sufferers could soon be treated with a radioactive substance that seeks and destroys tumour cells in the future, it has been claimed.
A midwifery workshop has been staged at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko District, Liberia, with the aim of reducing maternal mortality rates in Bong County.
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