Encouraging the women to attend their first prenatal consultation during their first trimester of pregnancy

Encouraging the women to attend their first prenatal consultation during their first trimester of pregnancy

Every Tuesday, the Rubare health centre, 2 hours north of Goma, capital of the North-Kivu Province, receives women attending their first prenatal consultation.

“On average, we receive around thirty pregnant women, 25 of whom are accompanied by their husbands”, states the centre’s nurse. “Since 2011, the health centre has been encouraging couples to attend prenatal consultations together. This is important for improving joint monitoring and care for the development of the pregnancy. This also allows the husband to benefit from the health education and advice administered at the beginning of the session, especially in terms of preventing HIV transmission from mother to child.”

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Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu s’est intéressé à la photographie alors qu’il travaillait en Afrique pour des ONG humanitaires. Professionnel depuis avril 2010, son travail est régulièrement récompensé. Il travaille régulièrement pour UNICEF RDC en tant que consultant photographique.

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu became interested in photography while working in Africa for humanitarian NGOs. Professional since 2010, his work is regularly rewarded.  He's a photography consultant for UNICEF DRC.

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