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d w, we've got some hot tips for your bucket list. ah magic corner trip hotspot for food and some great cultural memorials to boot to w travel off we go hello from now you robbie. my name is when to come while we are out from the 77 percent less show for you africa. young majority. it is always such a pleasure to have you be there this week. so will be focusing on parenthood and the unique set of challenges that young people are facing as they try and raise the next generation. yes, more of what's coming up. in the sure. in the gambia, we meet a group of young people, determined to fight maternal mortality. we find out how long parental lead is
across the continent. and in kenya, we hear how women are breaking motherhood, stereotypes that have held them back with that off in the gambia, where like in many parts of the world, child birth is deal killing women. however, a group of young public health students led by so neither boy want to put an end to this. they have found ways to protect we men before, during and after childbirth. take a look at their story. but jermarta is pregnant and excited to meet her child, but she is nervous to maternal mortality in her country the gambia scarily. hi. the fear is too much our community encountered some maternal mortality issues. sometimes the baby survives during child, but the mother doesn't do a far enough for me.
one in every 200 women died during childbirth in the gambia, poor antenatal care delays in seeking medical attention and bad nutrition are blamed. luckily, young gambino are trying to fix the root causes of maternal mortality when public health student so not double last a classmate. during childbirth, she and her colleagues took action in were decided to sell it back is because we realize that lots of teenagers are losing their life. why given by 2 young ones, and i put my 1000 dash you thinking that maybe if i become pregnant, i can be the next victim. so before that happens, maybe i can play my for the in job to help them out by my care package, educates,
expected mothers and family planning and nutrition. it started and so to conduct village in a region with the highest maternal mortality rate within the country. here 50 women are expecting a baby, but you know the prenatal care routine they should follow or the risks of small gaps between pregnancy. raising awareness is vital. one of the things we are doing is creating awareness in the form of sensitization. and one of them was based on min involvement, meaningful inductive, and janet issues. the other one was a compound to compound sensitization where we discourse this is of back to the dentist and location readiness and to create awareness again on family plan. in rural areas, most people lack access to good food. anemia is a frequent complication in pregnancy to beat malnutrition at the package includes serial supplements for pregnant women and son as team built a community garden to grow vegetables.
they have also struck a deal with the local network provider resale to build a communication system which allows expectant mothers to contact clinics if they experience problems and go for checkup. we want to know is a communication with her really. and the people that are part of the for the understand this cause we've got those things. got everybody is that they have any health condition then they've got and they will also call them but they haven't any since starting the bama care package here. 5 women have given birth to healthy babies without problem. so now enter team hope the blueprint will be followed across the gambia. and that will women like tomato giving birth will no longer be a scary experience. good for now, andrew,
good being pregnant and giving bus should not be fatal in this day and age. now moving on to another issue that affects parents, especially mothers, after giving birth post partum depression. what is it, and how can you deal with it? i was 77 percent 6 and relationship but has been to fight for her a piece to find out more. hello and welcome to the spread a safe space where we get to discuss everything, sex and relationship. many of you may have heard of the baby news. this is very common and effects up to 80 percent of new mothers. symptoms can include mood, swings, or feeling overwhelmed. the baby boom can last for a few weeks after birth, postpartum depression, on the other hand, can last for months and as a much more serious problem that shouldn't be ignored. if you have post partum, depression, you might experience one or more of the following symptom. you feel sad or cry
a lot, even when you don't know why you're exhausted, but you can't sleep. you sleep too much. you don't know why you're irritable, anxious or have no energy. you feel disconnected from your baby. you feel guilty about these feeling? you have thoughts about harming yourself or your baby if you're a new mom and you're experiencing any of the symptom. i urge that you seek help from a medical professional. i put a few of your most pressing questions to dr. get to. here's what she had to say. post partum depression. i would say think of it as a shift in a woman's home as a result of childbirth. some of these homeowners are increasing drastically and some of them are dropping drastically. what that does is cause a disconnection between a woman to herself and also disconnected from her child disconnected from how you know, context treatment can vary depending on the help that is sought by the man. one
intervention would be psychotherapy talk therapy. ecologist like with therapist, a counselor, some sort of mental health professional and other way to treated is medication antidepressants, for example. and this is important that you get this from a doctor when your doctor can prescribe it because of the side effect. another treatment intervention could be homeowner treatment. so if some of your home was just too drastically different and have been tested and seem to be that way, then your doctor may prescribe the hormones themselves in an attempt to balance your body. it's very difficult to advocate for yourself when you're going through spectrum depression. so my 1st and major recommendation is that a woman talks to the people she considers her in a circle before delivery. and this must include your doctor. this is a person who is trained to notice symptom, why this is important because they are able to know that today you look different than you did 2 weeks ago. another option is to just hop online, get online,
look up postpartum depression. can you tell postpartum depression whatever country or city you're in? there are women. there have been where you are there women who are where you are today. so you're able to get support from a group perspective if you need help reach out. and if a loved one is struggling, the best thing you can do is offer your support and understanding. the more open we are about postpartum depression, the less stigma that will be and more mothers will get the help that they need from me kaz. goodbye. thank you. cause now let's head over to walker is state in there will be kenya where we meet. i mean at the, sorry, taylor and film make us 1st became a mother when she was barely into her twenty's. and she quickly realized them. so many stereotypes thrown towards women, but it wasn't until they so when she decided to challenge those stereotypes and in
so doing, she has impacted the lives of over half a 1000000 women. take a look. becoming a mother is a life event that is mostly met with joy, but that transitioning to motherhood is marked by stereotypes that could weaken the result of any strong woman until they decide to challenge them. that is something that, amina josh from there will be kenya started to do. amena, those 2 worlds to rotate mother's face her transition to motherhood, showed her 1st time. so my transition into motherhood was being accepted into spaces where previous me, i wasn't. when i became a mother, things change, and i got kind of got that respect of and shredding that a. okay. now we can hear from her because she's become like a grown satch labels are what i mean? joshua is fighting motherhood in kenya as in many parts of african societies, is seen as a duty at the expense of your personal needs. once a woman becomes
a mother for 30 applies different from her. suddenly she is judged harshly when she does have too much fun or if she becomes a single mother or if she is queer in flux, a study in kenya's, coastal region short that 34 percent of the men believed that a woman who uses contraception is bound to be promiscuous amena is no stranger to the effects of such stereotypes. i would say the biggest one is it because you're tommy's in an appeal to me is when the doctor cuts you. ah. so that to make way for the baby to come out. the baby was a big, i was 2.03 and i hadn't, there was no need for him to, to do that. but at the time i didn't know to question why. when i asked him, he said, you know, so, just some of the things that are done. and one of the things that amina has done since she healed, is to found the digital platform and mothering the woman. it has evolved to hi,
breed events where canyon women meet to talk about breaking the motherhood, stereotypes, i've been all of these mothers. i have been the divorced mother. i have been them not being able to breast feed mother. i have been, you know, have been putting on domestic violence. mother, i have, you know, had my mother go to prison like what, who would you like to speak to your demographic demographic. you'd be jacqueline, actually, and is one of the women within the and mothering the woman movement. she had her 1st child at 35 and she to have faced the retype that people hold interest leave, especially in the workplace. in that time, i was to go to, i sat in church that they were very strong in their faith and they would look at me like whoa, do choose carry a in the slave over mother who did family life. she says being
a part of the community has become so important because now she doesn't feel a loom in her struggle. women need such safe spaces once you take on this role of wife mother, you lose your individuality. so you're given that space to be an individual. yes, we know you have your child, we know you love them, but you also have these feelings that you need to process mothers are expected to find their joy in their families and their children. so what happens when women like jacqueline and amena find your joy in other activities outside of motherhood? is guilt inevitable when mothers choose themselves? it's just younger i had to leave my child. oh, for see both selfish things you feel like i probably am a bad mother. of course there's guilt. you, you have to remove yourself from the, your cough of mom, guilt i handed jacking a chain is one among thousands of women,
that amina has impacted on the facebook page and mother and women. and that is a simple my, they want to change how motherhood is seen from the carriers to santa and at lunch . i mean are, and how group want to continue being more faceted and not pinned 21 version of how a mother should i mean that russia breaking motherhood, the stereotype now raising a child is not a supreme. it is a marathon. and many young parents do not know the legal framework that allows them to stay at home and raise the next generation. so what does the law say about that? not only that, how much time can mother stay at home of the child, but, and he'll, this is what our pin will section today will be answering as a 1st time mom. i know how difficult it is to return to work after maternity leave . niger, my tiny thing, the blow attempts to make it easier on new mom. the problem is it doesn't surprise
everyone for women who walking to civil service, they are giving off the 4 months of paid maternity leave. father also not left out . they have 10 days of pay, rental leave within the 1st 2 months of the child's birth. what all these protections only apply to people that walk in the civil service. and most people, the niger we walk for private companies. so a huge percentage of the population is left out, most paid maternity leave range from 12 weeks to 6 weeks with half a month's salary on no payments. i told statistics show that only one in 5 of all new mother has returned to food time work in the 1st 3 years. i saw maternity leave . many young mothers have to find old. tiny is like starting a small business just to help them balance carrying for the 21 and bringing some income for the farm. and you're going to law gives my at least
3 months of maternity paid leave. because most you're going to walk in the informal 6. how many do i have for my job now? many mothers. it just gets my time to benefit to most of them missing work for even a day. i mean, lots of income, some employer support my the out of him and not necessarily entitlement when it comes to man, the law give us at least 4 days. but until you've actually found the strange idea among many uganda men, beach employers or employees, i've spoken to some men who were not by that to apply for, but i need to benefits at all. but on the other hand, most working mother said that after giving but they need as much time from walk as possible. why this is i do, why women, i believe to be more of
a homeric i caregivers rather than korea build us. well, the woman feel choose to be both the label at stage. one can go on maternity leave after 18 months of service. now this is for a 12 week period, 6 weeks before confinement on 6 week after confinement, but for less than 18 months of service. one can go on maternity leave, but without pay. but now the women, i 20 change super late that every mother can go on maternity leave for a period of 6 months without any qualifying period. what that means is that one can take the maternity leave before they deliver or after their deliver and on full basis of retaining their salary, their promotion, and every other benefit that comes with that. the issue of maternity leave is still an ongoing debate. this by the fact that the women's act of 2010 has made a progressive attempt by given women more weeks to spend time with their babies. so
woman as to saying that this is not enough, there would wish for more days as there is no prayer designed for parent to leave aside the 6 month period that's been designed for maternity leave. after exhausting that 6 months period, one cannot extend. now that takes us to the conversation of women's agency and reproductive health rights as what walks all women a my very my should be different from what walks home and b. i hope your country is one of the good examples of parental leave. now let's go back to kenya where we meet a young deaf couple who are raising children, who can hear and speak, but they communicate using sign language. how does the couple navigate life as differently abled parents mean rosalyn oqueeno is a proud mother of 4. yet when the yellow shouted, she never used them. in fact, rosalind, he was nothing. despite the noise in nairobi,
rosalyn grew up in a deaf community in casino, which even has its own sign language dialect. she met her husband julius, adore at the messina school for the deaf, one of the few education centers available to can and children with hearing difficulties. the couple married in 2004 rosalyn is a professional tailor, while julius is a carpenter. but transitioning from the deaf community to ordinary society in nairobi was rocky
things didn't get easier when rosalind and julia started a family. there for children whose ages range from 15 to 3 months can all here, despite myths about deafness being hereditary, they give them copious amounts of joy and even help. ready the early stages of parenting were tough, not hearing her children cry when hungry, for instance. but the couple managed,
developing a special communication channel. now the battle to put their kids through school as job opportunities are scarce for deaf people in kenya, despite julius and rosalind qualifications. so they started a small grocery business move according to the 2010. can you disability survey? there are about 800000 deaf people in kenya, but the state still has not provided structures or even policies to support people with hearing disabilities. meanwhile, rosalyn and julia stride on their own, in their quiet world ably bring up their children against the odds.
ah, thank you, watch her up for that report. as the fact is, we can do a lot more to make sure that differently able people enjoy the same thing. now, if you can't get enough of all calls and make sure you check out our youtube channel for now, let's meet with edward from tons. the near the doctor and scientists always had a desire to travel the was and up to 5 years in sweden, completing his ph. d. edward came back home to help found projects in hire, a platform that teachers and mentors. young people interested in the sense is, let's take a look. my name is ridiculous. edward medical doctor and the patient scientist. i'm the co founder of project inspire. and we tried to build the 1st disney land
for science in africa. one in company in dallas alone actually and we had a very beautiful growing environment with my siblings. when i finished my 1st degree in medicine, i was thinking, i need to get out of this country and get more exposure apart from to seeing the things in tv and but for scholarship. their entry from m d to go to college, seattle, selling diversity incident. so i spent 5 years with my son when they left the country to sweden, i was interested to see what life has to offer out there. and i had thoughts of thing. but before i left her, it started project inspire. and that is one thing that's really, really it was driving me to come back and say, okay, i'm going outside to get as much as i can. so that when i come back, i'm like useful as it can be. the question of the importance
of science, technology, engineering, mathematics like stem in africa, context is that science technology and j math is the one that has progressed humanity so far and africa the continent has a lot of opportunities to capture and leapfrog to success that other countries that i've been tons in, in, born, raised and educated, at least to my, my 1st degree in medicine. and i've gone through public schools and i go into a private school. so i have a good taste of both world and being in it asked for, i opened up my mind in terms of okay, it could be better. and then it became a personal mission to give this experience that i didn't get growing up in any kind . they make situation to young people who need to have that. so to me is my personal one of the major things that i learned is i did
not know much about myself and this experience of coming back change of them and in the work into has really taught me about what i can do in project conspire. we have 3 main major programs. one is for kids who are coming up 3 years to 14 years. the 2nd main project is to package these experiences that kids have in projects in science, kids. and the 3rd last project is with secondary school kids. and this is we're doing boot camp every year and we throw them problems and say, outbreak of color, how can you use science, technology, and math to solve that in the practical knowledge, to make sure that what they learn mix my address to the dashboard in the
continents knew where sweden, wherever, there is a lot of room for growth and relevance in the continent. and we are the only ones willing to capture it. should she do it to come back and grow this content leapfrog? you know, congratulations edward for raising the next generation of african scientists. all good things come to an end, but don't worry next week we'll be back with a brand new episode of the 77 percent. as always, you can reach us via social media. our drop us an email, and now it's time for the music on tweets. i hope you too will enjoy this b soon as i to do until next time. goodbye. i with
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