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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...

Nigeria: Cost of Having a Baby in Ondo

Saturday, April 14, 2018

When Bill Gates some weeks back, told Nigerian political elites that the country is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, not many would have thought of the drama that played out in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the other week.
Pregnant women were reported to have paralyzed activities in the State Specialist Hospital while protesting against outrageous medical fees introduced by the state government.

Roles for men in family planning

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Simply put, family planning is the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization..
This is increasingly becoming important as a result of the soaring cost of living in contemporary Nigeria, as well as ensuring that children are afforded the best in the midst of meagre resources.

NIGERIA Effective Family Planning And Male Involvement

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Engaging men in Family Planning (FP) has been found to directly influence the partner’s reproductive health choices, decision-making and behaviours.
While there have been few published evaluations of interventions that seek to address the promotion of male involvement in family planning, evidence indicates that most men in Nigeria have a positive attitude towards family planning but are faced with barriers to their participation.

Lagos health commissioner canvasses male involvement in family planning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has called on the male folks to encourage their wives and partners to embrace family planning, saying it’s not only women but the entire family and the society at large that would benefit from its advantage.

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