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Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy

CEO/Founder Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon

The terms preterm and post-term have gradually replaced the seemingly derogatory words premature and overdue babies respectively. A full term infant is described as an infant who is between 37 weeks zero days (37 0/7) and 41 weeks 6 days (41 6/7) gestation. These infants can usually be breastfed without major problems. On the other hand the post-term infant is described as an infant who is 42 0/7 weeks gestation or greater.

Preterm infants can be categorized based on gestation …

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First Published in TimeScape Magazine

Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy

CEO/Founder Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon

A study “How many child deaths can we prevent this year?  conducted by Jones, Black and Morris estimated that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life could reduce infant mortality rate by a remarkable 13%. Exclusive breastfeeding has been defined as feeding an infant with breast milk only without giving any other foods, not even water. The definition allows for prescribed medicines, immunizations, vitamins and minerals supplements. The risks of not breastfeeding …

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Times like these demand great hands and strong minds, unselfish and noble actions that shall remain the most radiant pages in the biography of souls and Cameroon democracy. Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. Civilians are calling for sacrifice and a sense of patriotism among the many people with a quaking desire to stand at the frontline …

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Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy
Founder/CEO Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon
E-mail: elngala@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 237 99 13 84 44
Obliterating Traditional Birth Attendants from the health care system is imbibing a textbook policy that will have a deleterious impact on rural maternal and child health. In the bid to attain and achieve MDG 4 and 5 all hands must be on deck.
Rather than attempting the impossible, conflicting human right concepts and utilizing unethical principles by stopping TBAs, Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon believes empowering the capacity base of TBAs (contrary …

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Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon is underway to build the character of youth on sexual and reproductive health in 30 public and private secondary schools (about 60% are girls) in the Bui division of Cameroon. This will increase students’ knowledge of reproduction, puberty, STDs, healthy relationships, personal safety, and individual responsibilities to respect the rights of others related to sexuality and relationships, ethical behavior, affection, intimacy, enhance their commitment to education, and reduce their rate of delinquency in addition to helping young people acquire skills to make decisions and …

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First Published in the TimeScape Journal Vol 01 No 10 Monday Feb. 20 2012

By Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy

Founder/CEO Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon

E-mail: elngala@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 237 99 13 84 44

 

For years now, we have heard the saying “breast is best” when it comes to feeding infants. Most agree but some prefer commercially prepared formula as their child’s primary source of nutrition to breast milk. A research conducted on two babies differentiated by the two forms of feeding shows that both babies look healthy, grow rapidly …

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Author: Ngala Elvis Mbiydzenyuy

Address: Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon

Position: Founder/CEO Maternal and Child Aid Cameroon

E-mail: elngala@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: (237) 99 13 84 44

 

Traditional birth attendants have been a subject of discussion in the provision of maternal and newborn health care, especially in developing countries where there is a lack of infrastructure and trained health personnel. According to the WHO Alma Ata definition, ‘a traditional birth attendant (TBA) is a person – usually a woman – who assists the mother at child birth and who initially …