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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.
 

Ex-minister blames goverment for poor health care system

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nigeria’s former Minister of Health, Professor Adenike Grange has blamed the Nigerian governments at all levels for the poor health care delivery system in the country.
 
Delivering a keynote speech at the 19th Professor Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture at weekend, Professor Grange said short life expectancy caused by high infant and maternal mortality rate is one of the major challenges facing the country’s healthcare delivery system.

Pregnancy, Birthing, Greatest Occupational Hazards In Nigeria- Adewole

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lamenting the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the country, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has described pregnancy and child birthing greatest occupational hazard in Nigeria.
 
Addressing journalists in Ibadan at a strategy meeting organised by the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists in Nigeria (NRHJN), Adewole said that a nation must attach priority to women and children, adding that 30 percent of Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be prevented by Family Planning (FP).
 

The Healthy State

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The popular perception of most Northern states in Nigeria is that of poverty. “In 19 northern states of Nigeria, human development indices showed they are by far poorer than other parts of the country,” Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in 2015.
 
And with poverty comes an avalanche of social problems, including a poor health system. But one state, Katsina, is proving the bookmakers wrong, judging from the recent developments in the state’s health sector.
 

NGO Calls For Establishment Of Delivery Rooms In IDPs Camp In FCT

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Yusra Peace Care Foundation, an NGO, has called for the construction of delivery rooms in Durumi IDPs camp in FCT to reduce the risk of maternal and child mortality.
 
Dr Fahad Muhammed, who is in charge of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) clinic, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
 

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