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Nigeria announces nationwide free surgery for patients with fistula

Friday, November 24, 2017

The federal government of Nigeria is planning to carry out free surgery and laboratory services for all fistula patients in all Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country. This was announced by Nigeria’s health minister, Prof Isaac Adewole. The minister announced this while speaking at the National Stakeholders Meeting on Obstetric Fistula in Abuja.
 

Sultan laments trend of drug abuse among women, youths

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Thursday lamented the growing trend of drug abuse among women and youths, challenging the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) to use its platform in reversing the trend.
 
Speaking at the formal opening of SOGON’s 51st Annual National Conference in Sokoto, Abubakar who was the chairman of the occasion expressed serious concern over the ugly trend that is fast affecting public morality.
 

Nigeria crude death rate declines, ranks 16th in the world

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nigeria  has been ranked 16th in the world following its decline in its crude death rate from 12.46 in 2016 to 12.16 in 2017.
 
This figure places Nigeria at 2.38% lower than its 12.77% in 2015. A figure that is close to Lesotho and Estonia as compared to Bulgaria which is at the top of the ranking with a crude death rate of 15.17% according World Data Atlas).
 

UNFPA Calls For Increased Women, Girls Protection

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has presented the 2017 State of the World Population Report (SWOP) with a call for the Nigerian government to provide more protection to women and adolescent girls.
 
Dr Eugene Kongnyuy, the Deputy Country Representative, UNFPA Nigeria, made the call while presenting the report on Thursday in Abuja.
 

Who is Afraid of Family Planning?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Rebecca Ejifoma who carried out investigation on the use of family planning by Nigerian couples, reports that the overall acceptance is still below expectations in the country.

 

Ruth and her children

 

Nigeria has made progress in improving the use of contraceptives over the past decades. However, there is room for improvement even in the face of longstanding myths and misconceptions concerning their use.

 

First mother

 

More Lagosians embrace Family Planning, says NURHI 2

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI 2) said it has reached an additional 245,318 Lagosians with the message of Child Birth Spacing(CBS) in 10 local government areas between November 2016 and October 2017.

 

 

Speaking at an event organized for about 200 Community Mobilizers in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government yesterday, Senior Programme Officer for NURHI 2, Mr. Adewale Haastrup said from the records derived from the ommunity Mobilizers, more Lagosians are receptive to CBS programmes.

 

 

One Million Premature Babies Die Annually

Thursday, November 23, 2017

At least, one million premature babies die annually, founder, Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation, AMCH, Dr. Elizabeth Disu has disclosed.
 
Speaking at the AMCH World Prematurity Day celebration held in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria at the weekend, Disu said prematurity is one of the leading cause of newborn death in the world.
 

Prof. Adewole Urges Health Professionals To Shun Malpractice

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on healthcare professionals to shun all forms of malpractice so as not to toy with the lives of people seeking medical care.
 
The minister told a gathering of laboratory scientists on Tuesday in Kaduna that the Federal Government would strengthen existing mechanisms to prevent quacks from taking over the health system.
 
The minister spoke at the opening of the 53rd National Scientific Conference of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.
 

Oyo Assembly proposes bill on family planning

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Bill for a Law to provide for the Regulation of Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Safe Maternity Services on Tuesday scaled the first reading at the Oyo State House of Assembly.
 
The  Chairman, House Committee on Health, Mr Silas Okunlola, read the bill which was co-sponsored by eight lawmakers.
 
The lawmakers were; Mr Silas Okunlola ( Iwajowa), Mr Segun Ajanaku ( Ibadan South West 2 ), Mr Abiden Wahab (Oluyole) and Mr Bolanle Agbaje (Ibadan North 1).
 

Jigawa: Council constitutes committee to address maternal, child mortality

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Buji local government council in Jigawa state has constituted health advisory committee aimed at addressing health challenges and further prevent maternal and child mortality.
 
Chairman of the local government council, Alhaji Babangida Muhammed disclosed this Tuesday while receiving the executive members of the Buji local government Wards Development Committee (WDC) in his office.
 

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