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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Leave me alone o, don’t kill me this woman! Are you not concerned about the three girls God has given us already? Are those not children? What do you want to do with more? Are you going to sell them? Can’t you feel the harshness of life in Nigeria today? It is enough please.”
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/04/lagosians-zip-up/