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Miracle Nwankwo “I would have loved to have heard a story like mine. I could have used it as an inspiration to get by. The lesson is to be hopeful, to dream and to aspire for more.’’ Ilhan Omar. Young Ilhan Omar and her family fled Somalia to Kenya in 1991 during the civil war. While militiamen planned to attack their home at midnight they were advised by older female relatives to escape safely. Omar left with her family, shortly after, she recounted walking through streets scattered with debris and corpses. The family settled in the Utango camp, near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa for four years. They were among the first displaced persons to reach the Utango camp, which had just opened. Refugees were kept in tents or makeshift huts before the facility was closed, in about 1996. While in the camp Omar collects firewood and water for her family,…

Many women have lost their lives as a result of childbirth complications which are often as a result of lack of timely care during pregnancy and child delivery. According to a research on maternal mortality; every year, around 300,000 women and 5 million new-borns die of causes related to childbirth and a Danish maternity foundation reports that 99 % of these deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries. For every woman who dies in childbirth, dozens more suffer injury, infection or disease, World Health Organization says. Several researches have advised that in reducing maternal death and morbidity associated with prolonged labor, the progress of labour should be monitored. Lack of easy access to functioning health facilities with the capability of carrying out operative deliveries has also been an issue to the foregoing. And in light of this, policymakers have been advised to do more in tracking maternal mortality such as; identifying and…

Hi lady! Running late for dinner? Too tired to cook? Ouch! How about we make this fun? And dinner is served quicker with minimal or no stress at all? Introducing you to the Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker which helps you to control your cooking anywhere with your smartphone. Slow cookers have always won a place in the heart of many cooks as it is less stressful and allows the cook manage other chores while cooking. Slow cookers have the slogan of ‘’Cook all Day While the Cook’s Away’’. There are times when the cook is inevitably late coming home. It could be an unexpected traffic build up on your way home or the kid’s baseball game goes into extra innings. Having a smart Crock-Pot comes in handy at times like this. The use of Crock-Pots began in the ’40s inspired by the inventor’s grandmother. However, slow cooker has not been…

In order to function effectively, every Nursing mothers require your peace of mind, consciousness, and sanity intact, and there is a limit to what every mom can handle at one point in time. It becomes difficult when you have drag a buggy while you go about your home and businesses. Thanks to the Owlet Smart Sock technology that has made things easier and more convenient. This smart monitor is produced in form of a sock, and comfortably wraps around the baby’s foot in order to help all nursing mum track heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep using clinically-proven pulse oximetry, which relieves them of the stress of pacing about their baby’s rooms just to check up on them. The product is a better option for all nursing moms because it allows them to know and identify when something is wrong with their babies before consulting a doctor. The Owlet Smart…

iTBra is a smart bra developed by Cyrcadia Health, that detects the early signs of breast cancer. The bra uses heat sensors to measure the woman’s circadian temperature, detecting if there have been any sudden changes which might indicate a problem or abnormal development within the breast cells. An examination using the iTBra takes between two and 24 hours, and only requires a woman to wear the bra. It’s less intrusive and embarrassing than a physical exam, and something that can be easily accomplished while going about one’s daily business. Results are then sent to the wearer’s smartphone or PC for later consultation. The iTBra, which is at a prototype stage, and now trialling the system with the Ohio State University and the Medicine X group at Stanford. This is because this technological method of detecting early signs of breast cancer remains untested and iTBra manufacturers, Cyrcadia Health require the…