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In Lagos, 47,402 embrace family planning in 2 years — NURHI

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lagosians have developed a keen aptitude for family planning. Hardly does  one come across a couple in the State today that  is not utilising one form of contraception or the other.
 
Findings show that the development is as a result of intensified efforts by the state government and its partner, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI.
 

‘3,600 communities lack health facilities in Niger’

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that there are 3,600 communities in Niger State which lack basic health facilities and social amenities.
 
Tagging those communities hard-to-reach, UNICEF has said that although the international donor partner seeks to provide health services to all the communities, it has only been able to reach out to 850 communities in 17 local government areas of the state.
 

Malaria prevention in pregnancy reduces maternal, child mortality

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Expectant mothers have been urged to always ask for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as intermittent preventive drug against malaria during pregnancy. They should also register at a health facility for their ante-natal once they are confirmed pregnant.
 

Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual intercourse in a marriage is for reproduction. But who are we kidding!
 

Contraception Key To Preventing Teenage Pregnancy, Abortion – NURHI

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With a goal to reduce the level of teenage pregnancy and abortion in the country, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), has called for access to contraception as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Contraception Day (WCD).
 

Nigerian women are now embracing family planning

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Contraception Day today, the issues surrounding women’s reproductive health and rights are paramount more than ever.

 

 

With theme: “It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future, Know Your Body”, this year’s World Contraception Day continues the campaign  around the vision where every pregnancy is wanted through enabling women and young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

 

 

Religious, cultural beliefs hindering family planning in Nigeria – Service Provider

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Religious inclination and cultural beliefs are holding back service providers in Nigeria from encouraging unmarried young people to prevent unwanted pregnancy through family planning.

 
Dimos Sakellaridis, Country Director, DKT International, said this on Tuesday in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES against the backdrop of the World Contraception Day.

 
The Day is usually celebrated on September 26.

Family planning: New campaign targets teenagers

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A league of civil society organisations has revealed plans to launch a family-planning methods for the “visible but hard to reach” groups—mainly teenagers—in efforts to reduce high rate of unwanted pregnancies among teenagers and secure their future.
 
Up to seven in every 10 women who die from pregnancy related complications are teenagers below age 18, latest research shows.
 

FG budgets $4million for population control

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The federal government has set aside $4 million to tackle family planning, child and maternal health in the 2018 budget, it was learnt yesterday.
 
Chairman of The Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr Ejike Orji, stated this at a media round table at the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja.
 
A member of the group, Dr Kole Shettima, lauded the federal government for allocation.
 
He said it was critical to the sustenance of maternal and child health programmes in the country.
 

World contraception day: Nigeria records 46 million abortions annually, says NGO

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ahead of the world contraception day on Tuesday, September 26, a non-governmental organisation, Development Communications (DEVCOMS), has revealed that about 46million abortions are performed in Nigeria every year.
 
In a release, DEVCOMS explained that unplanned pregnancies can have huge impact on the individuals, as well as, their partners’ lives, hence the need to use contraceptive as protection.
 

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