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Kaduna curfew: Guard against unplanned pregnancies- Group tells residents

Saturday, October 27, 2018

In view of the curfew imposed in Kaduna state by the state government over crisis, the Health4All Media Initiative (HAMI) has urged residents to guard against unplanned pregnancies.
HAMI in a press statement issued Saturday in Kaduna and signed by its Secretary, Sola Ojo said the call is informed by the fact that due to the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government, there is the natural possibility of increase in sexual activities amongst both the married and unmarried.

Family Planning: Palm Avenue, Ajaebo PHCs Record Increased Number Of Users

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ollowing the intervention of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) in the renovation of Family Planning (FP) clinics in Lagos state, there has been increased number of FP users at Ajeabo and Palm Avenue Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Mushin. LEADERSHIP recently visited those areas and found out that since NURHI 72 hours makeover of the FP units in some PHCs across Lagos, more women of reproductive age have come to realize the importance of FP.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

Sunday, September 16, 2018

When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do – she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of taking care of the new mother and child.
This duty includes passing knowledge to the new mother on how to bathe the child and take care of its umbilical cord.
According to Mama, the umbilical cord needs to heal properly, to avoid stomach pain for the child.

1,140 Niger homes to be assessed in demographic survey

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

No fewer than 1,140 households in Niger State will be assessed in the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) which has just started across the country.
The survey will be carried out to produce comprehensive data on the nation’s population, health and nutrition situation.
The Overseeing Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) for the state, Alhaji Yusufu Mohammed Anka said that 1,140 households in 38 clusters in 20 local government areas would be surveyed in the state.

Nigeria’s booming abortion black market

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The price of abortion in Nigeria ranges from N250 to a woman’s life.

Although they are officially sold in Nigeria for the prevention and treatment of post-delivery bleeding, abortion drugs are increasingly getting popular and their potential implications are far-reaching, pitching the country’s hard stance on abortion against the stark reality doctors and healthcare providers daily contend with at their clinics.

Devcoms Roundtable proffers techniques for Adolescents, Youths Sexuality RH information

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Recently a Media Roundtable on the Practical Ways for Introducing Adolescents and Youths to Sexuality and Reproductive Health Information was called by Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network. SUCCESS DAMIAN reports.

 

NURHI-DEVCOMS TRAINS 77 JOURNALISTS AND 68 SOCIAL MEDIA BLOGGERS ON LIFE PLANNING FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTHS (LPAY)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Development Communications Network in Collaboration with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative organised 1-day orientation/sensitization for Journalists and Social Media Bloggers/ Influencers on Life Planning for Adolescents and Youth (LPAY) in Kaduna, Oyo and Lagos. 77 Journalists and 68 Influencers were trained on the concept of LPAY in the three sites. Life planning arms young people with positive life changing information that can help them make informed choices about critical issues in life and future.

Improve quality of care drives uptake of family planning in Lagos—Omasanjuwa

Saturday, August 18, 2018

State Team Lead, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI 2, Dr. Edun Omasanjuwa has called for sustainability and scale up of the successes recorded by Lagos State in area of promoting access to quality reproductive healthcare.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/improve-quality-of-care-drives-uptak...

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