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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.

DEVCOM, NURHI partner New Telegraph to curb maternal death

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Determined to curb maternal mortality in the country, Development Communications Network (DEVCOM) in partnership with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) yesterday sought partnership of New Telegraph to promote family planning services.
DEVCOM Programme Director, Akin Jimoh, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the country was losing many of women to complications arising from pregnancy and child birth, saying if family planning was effectively deployed by people of reproductive age, it would avert many unintended pregnancies as well as prevent unsafe abortions.

Nigeria Among World’s Highest In Child Mortality Rates – UNICEF

Monday, January 29, 2018

Kaduna (Nigeria) – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said Nigeria is still among the world’s highest in child mortality rates and stunting prevalence.
The Officer In Charge of UNICEF, Kaduna office, northwest of the country, Dr Idris Baba, disclosed this in Kaduna, at a one – day Task Force Meeting with Stakeholders on Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), and Community Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice (C-CIYF).

NotAgain Campaign: Raising Government Awareness on Maternal Health in Nigeria

Friday, December 22, 2017

Nigeria, a country of abundant resources and a leading role in African affairs, still struggles with one of the highest maternal mortality ratios worldwide. Although maternal deaths have declined globally since 1990, about 100 Nigerian women die each day while giving birth.
 
The vast disparity between the rich and the poor in the country contributes to the marginalization of the problem. Leaving the most vulnerable to a low provision of accessible healthcare and nutrition, the disparity has been reported to be the largest among 16 other African countries.
 

Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortion

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WHEN Mildred Haruna (not real name) was raped during an armed robbery incident in her Lagos environ in 2005, she never imagined that events of that fateful night would haunt her for the rest of her life.
 
Soon after the traumatising incident, Mildred discovered that she was pregnant. Her grief further increased because even if she decided to keep the pregnancy, her mega salary could not sustain the baby. Also, the baby some day may be referred to as a bastard since he did not have a father.
 

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