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That’ll learn ’em

The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, the students thought it was a…

Merit Ptah

The earliest recorded female physician was Merit Ptah, a doctor in ancient Egypt who lived around 2700 B.C. Many historians believe she may be the first woman recorded by name in…

antibodies for baby

Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, the two primary causes of child mortality worldwide. (Source: WHO)


The HPV vaccine lessens the risk contracting HPV and developing cervical cancer. Vaccines are recommended for girl (and boys) as young as 9. (Source: WebMD)