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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.

Its 60 days since deaf parents’ newborn got missing at Kaduna hospital

Monday, March 12, 2018

NIGERIA – Its already 60 days and the chances of recovery of a newborn that was stolen at a general hospital in Kaduna are becoming slimmer as there is no any hint from hospital management, state government and security agencies about her whereabouts.
Many who witnessed and heard about shocking sudden disappearance of a day old baby girl born to deaf parents, Hajiya Salamatu 28 and her husband, Mallam Kabir a welder through C-section at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna North local government area of the State are still asking the question ‘how’ months after.

Nigeria: Special Report - Shuwari: Neglected Borno Community Without School, Water, Health Facilities

Monday, February 12, 2018

 
At age 82, Bulama Kalla, a retired village head of Shuwari-Tomri, has no better place to relax on a hot day than under the big Jujube tree which is directly facing the community's central mosque.
It is noon, and the rebellious sun has again defied the cold harmattan weather, heating up the chilly atmosphere that keeps every resident of the dusty village indoors from dusk to dawn.

#Inthenews: Nigeria among 10 nations with 45% infant deaths, says UNICEF

Monday, February 12, 2018

 

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that declared Nigeria as one of 10 countries in the world where 45 per cent of all under-five deaths occur at infancy.

 

UNICEF’s Communication Specialist at the Bauchi Field Office, Samuel Kaalu, said to end the trend, Nigeria would be among 10 countries of focus for a campaign to help children stay alive.

 

Every Responsible Man Must Know His Wife’s Menstrual Cycle

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Director of Development Communications Network has revealed that it is very important for a man to take note of the menstrual cycle of his wife.

 

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Only The Knowledge Of Your Wife’s Menstrual Cycle Keeps Away Unplanned Pregnancy- Expert

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Lagos accounts for 24% of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Thursday, February 1, 2018

An NGO, Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), on Thursday said that Lagos accounts for the 24 per cent of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Nigeria.
Mr Akin Jimoh, the Programme Director, DEVCOMS, made the revelation when he visited the Lagos Operations of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Iganmu, Lagos on Wednesday.
Jimoh was accompanied by Mrs Appolonia Eke, a Family Planning Consultant and Financial Secretary, Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), Lagos.

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