World & Africa

Safina Namukwaya: 70-Year-Old Ugandan Woman Makes History as Africa’s Oldest Mother of Twins

The Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Kampala, Uganda, proudly announced the groundbreaking birth of twins by a 70-year-old woman, Safina Namukwaya. The successful delivery, achieved through IVF treatment, makes Namukwaya the oldest woman in Africa to give birth.

The hospital shared the inspiring story on Facebook, emphasizing that beyond the medical achievement, it symbolizes the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Namukwaya, who underwent a caesarean delivery, welcomed a boy and a girl on Wednesday.

In an interview with the privately owned NTV channel, Namukwaya revealed that this marked her second delivery in three years, having given birth to a girl in 2020. Despite facing numerous challenges during her recent pregnancy, including the absence of the children’s father, Namukwaya expressed her joy at finally having the twins after enduring years of stigma and ridicule for being childless.

She candidly shared her experiences, mentioning the difficulties faced during the pregnancy and the abandonment by the children’s father, stating, “Men don’t like to be told that you are carrying more than one child. Ever since I was admitted here, my man has never showed up.”

Namukwaya acknowledged the uncertainties of raising the children at her age but conveyed her happiness at overcoming societal judgments. Recounting a past incident of ridicule, she said, “One time, a very young boy heckled at me saying I had been cursed by my mother to die without a child.” The birth of the twins stands as a testament to Namukwaya’s resilience and the remarkable progress in fertility treatments. – BBC News Africa

Share

Recent Posts

Minor (1) dies from burns after boiling pot fell on her

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has reported a sad incident which occurred at a house… Read More

24th February 2024

1 person killed, another injured in fatal RTA

File image The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed a fatal road traffic accident which… Read More

23rd February 2024

RBZ Gold Coin and Gold-backed Digital Token Prices – 23 February 2024

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe -RBZ- has released the latest prices for the gold coins… Read More

23rd February 2024

The Rise of Peptide Use in Improving Endurance and Strength in Sports

In the world of sports performance enhancement, athletes are constantly seeking new methods to gain… Read More

23rd February 2024

Zim beauty queen in top 5 for Miss World Head to Head Challenge

Zimbabwean beauty queen, Nokutenda Marumba is in the top five at the Miss World Head… Read More

23rd February 2024

Chaplain Phiri Overwhelmed as Sir Wicknell Gifts Car and $10,000, Recalls Emotional Journey

Chaplain Phiri was overcome with emotion as she expressed her gratitude to Sir Wicknell for… Read More

23rd February 2024