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70% of women in Uganda produce babies with spina bifida

    Many mothers all over Uganda continue to give birth to children with spina bifida and hyrocephalus. Research has shown that 70% of these impairments can be prevented by…

Rabbits meat helps you to look healthier and get sperms

Rabbit meat: helps you to get more SPERM and health fat. Rabbits have white meat, which means it’s healthier. Rabbit meat nourishes the body with nutritional values like proteins, iron…

What to do when your child stops breathing?

If your child stops breathing, what do you have to do? Drowning, severe electric shock and suffocation from fumes, among others, can cause a child’s breathing to stop. Loss of…

How to manage choking and burns in infants

If a baby chokes, hold him up-side down and part pat between the shoulder blades to dislodge the foreign body from the windpipe. If the object doesn’t come out, seek…

How to improve the lives of persons with spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

  In order to reduce cases of children with spina bifida and with hydrocephalus, the following interventions are recommended:   1. More sensitization is necessary to improve accessibility and inclusion…

Where in Uganda Spina bifida can be treated?

  In Uganda there is an organization called IF Child Help Uganda. It is a branch office of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. IF Child Uganda works…

Causes of hydrocephalus and how hydrocephalus can be prevented?

  Prevention of hydrocephalus is a more complex matter, as there are more possible causes. They include congenital disorder, post-infections, and cerebral hemorrhages or tumors.   However improving maternal and…

How hydrocephalus can be treated?

    Hydrocephalus is treated surgically either by draining the excessive fluids into the abdomen by placing a special tube called a drain or a shunt. It is also possible…

What is hydrocephalus?

    A child can have both spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Approximately two third of children with spina bifida in Uganda also develop progressive hydrocephalus. Ventricles or cavities of the…

How spina bifida can be prevented?

  Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) do not form properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord. It can be…

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