Congo http://www.kunc.org en How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones http://www.kunc.org/post/how-midwives-have-become-critical-war-zones In a conflict zone, getting the basics — food, water, shelter — is a constant challenge. And it likely involves being on the move.<p>Now imagine pregnancy. There might not be a functioning medical facility for miles. And the environment makes the woman and her baby more susceptible to complications.<p>Aid groups are increasingly relying on conflict midwives to help women in these situations. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:10:00 +0000 47523 at http://www.kunc.org How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide http://www.kunc.org/post/sickle-cell-anemia-rise-worldwide Sickle cell anemia may not be as well-known as, say, malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS. But every year, hundreds of thousands of babies around the world are born with this inherited blood disorder. And the numbers are expected to climb.<p>The number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase about 30 percent globally by 2050, scientists <a href="http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001484">said</a> Tuesday in the journal <em>PLOS Medicine</em>. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 47179 at http://www.kunc.org Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide Saving Newborns: 'Kangaroo Care' Could Go A Long Way http://www.kunc.org/post/saving-newborns-kangaroo-care-could-go-long-way In the developing world, a baby's first day of life is often the most perilous.<p>Roughly 3 million newborns die each year, the nonprofit Save the Children reported Tuesday. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:08:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 43947 at http://www.kunc.org Saving Newborns: 'Kangaroo Care' Could Go A Long Way Congo Warlord Faces War Crimes After Turning Himself In http://www.kunc.org/post/congo-warlord-faces-war-crimes-after-turning-himself Bosco Ntaganda, a notorious warlord accused of crimes against humanity during Congo's civil war, is headed to an international court after turning himself in at the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda earlier this week.<p>NPR's Gregory Warner reports that the surrender of Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator," came as a surprise. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41909 at http://www.kunc.org Will Congolese Warlord's Weirdly Civil Surrender Get Fellow Rebels A Free Pass? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-next-congolese-warlord-now-us-embassy Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese warlord and rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court, showed up<strong> </strong>at<strong> </strong>the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on Monday in a taxicab. He was apparently unexpected.<p>"We did not have any prior notice or consultations with him to indicate that he would do that," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday. "He was a walk-in, in the truest sense of the word."<p>She said the U.S. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 41765 at http://www.kunc.org Will Congolese Warlord's Weirdly Civil Surrender Get Fellow Rebels A Free Pass?