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58,000 women dying every year is "social injustice", says Ladipo

Friday, March 3, 2017

President of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Professor Oladapo Ladipo says the number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications every year in Nigeria is "one of the greatest injustices of our time."
 
"It is shameful that Nigeria still contributes significantly to global maternal death figure. We estimate that we are losing about 58,000 mothers annually, through pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum complications," Ladipo said.
 

Pneumonia, Diarrhoea: Kaduna Amongst Top In Childhood Deaths – FOMWAN

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has disclosed that Kaduna State has the second highest rate of childhood death from Diarrhoea and Pneumonia related diseases.
 
The group stated this during a media dialogue with traditional rulers, religious leaders and faith based organizations held in Kaduna.
 
The Head of FOMWAN/PACFaH Project, Hajiya Farida Sada Yusuf said the diarrhoea rate in the state is 16 percent while pneumonia is 13 percent for children under 5 years.
 

Reps renew call for improved healthcare service at grassroot

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday renewed call for provision of affordable, effective and efficient healthcare service in the rural communities across Nigeria.

The lawmakers gave the charge during the debate on the motion sponsored by Oladipupo Adebutu (APC-Ogun) who expressed regret over the decline in the life expectancy in the country.

KATAMPE: FCT VILLAGE WHERE WOMEN GIVE BIRTH AT HOME

Friday, March 3, 2017

Imagine, the traumatic torture of pregnant women who daily see, hear of the deaths of a fellow pregnant women dying from complications relating to pregnancy and child births.

 

 

Unfortunately, Nigeria with over 160 million people contributes 10 percent of the world annual maternal death. The figure stands at 52,000 deaths per annum from complications relating to pregnancy and child births, this is alarming.

 

 

Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country.
 

NGO says 800,000 under-5 children die annually in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Partnership For Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) says  no fewer than 800,000 children under the age of five are dying in Nigeria annually.
 
Dr Remi Adeseun, the Project Director, Strategy, for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)-PACFaH, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
 
According to him, the major causes of under-five deaths include childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.
 

Average life expectancy increasing slowly in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

AVERAGE life expectancy is increasing slowly in Nigeria but remains lower than many poorer countries in Africa, even as longevity continues to rise globally and average life expectancy is expected to hit 90 in some developed countries by 2030.
 
While countries in Asia and Europe are witnessing rapid increase in life expectancy, countries in Africa are witnessing slower growth, due to problems of economic, social and developmental significance.
 

From child brides to child-bearing women: Our pregnancy pains

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Women’s health indicators for Nigeria rank among the worst in the world. Nearly 30% of  its women aged 15-19 year are or have been married and more than a fifth of the women begin child-bearing in their teens. The maternal mortality ratio stands at 545 deaths per 100 000 live births nationwide but nearly double that ratio (1026) in the North-West region.
 

Ending Child Marriage In Nigeria

Saturday, February 25, 2017

He said that each year of education of the adolescent girl delivers an additional 11.7 percent increase in wages in later life for girls compared with 9.6 percent for men. Yet, 16 million girls between ages 6 and 11 will not start school twice the number of boys, he stated.

Osotimehin added, ”An educated mother is more likely to access sexual and reproductive health services including family planning as means of prevention of the detrimental consequences of early pregnancies such as fistula.

Myfptori portal pushing family planning among rural families

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An online portal, myfptori.com is helping young people tell their stories about contraception, family planning, sexual and reproductive health.
The portal started with a $5,000 seed grant to ambassadors of contraception to collect and share digital stories about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in their home countries.

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