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Danish Minister Says Giving Africans Birth Control Will Limit Migration To Europe

Friday, July 14, 2017

It wasn’t enough that French President Macron believes Africa is a country, now a Danish minister believes contraceptives are the cure for Africa’s migration problem. On Tuesday, Denmark pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations – particularly Africa – saying this could help “limit the migration pressure on Europe”. Yes, the cure for war and political turmoil is a condom.
 

Minister urges media to monitor execution of health budget

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has urged the media to monitor budget implementation and support investment in the health sector. He spoke at the Health Communications Conference organised by the Association of Nigerian Health Journalists (ANHEJ) in Abuja.
 
Adewole said the role of communications in health goes beyond the traditional reporting and coverage of activities.
 

FG urges stakeholders to scale up investments in reproductive health services

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Federal Government has urged Stakeholders to increase their investments portfolios in the provision of “sexual reproductive health services” to fast track the development processes of the country for improved living conditions.
 
The Director of National Population Commission (NPC) in Gombe state, Alhaji Usman Ibrahim disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference to mark 2017 World Population Day (WPD) activities in Gombe.
 

WBFA advocates for improved supply chains and access to family planning in Africa

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its Founder and President Toyin  Ojora-Saraki participated in the Family Planning Summit 2017 in London,  United Kingdom from Monday 10 July to Tuesday 11 July.
 
The summit was  organised by the United Nations Population Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates  Foundation and the UK Department of International Development to discuss  efforts to reach Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that around the  world women and girls are better able to plan their families and their  futures.
 

World Population Day: Betty Akeredolu canvasses population control

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has affirmed the importance of family planning. This was in a keynote address she gave at an event organized by the Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board and National Population Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) to mark 2017 World Population Day.

Ayade tasks Nigerians on birth control

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wife of the Cross River, State Governor, Mrs. Linda Ayade has stressed on the need to empower and safeguard the well-being of women, adolescent girls and young people in society.
 
Mrs. Ayade said such needs could be reached through advocacy tools, behavioral change communication, health talks, training in small and medium scale enterprises among other measures.
 
The governor’s wife made these remarks in Calabar at the occasion of the commemoration of the 2017 World Population Day.
 

Nigeria increases funding commitments for Family Planning

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nigeria has increased its funding to commitments for expanding access to family planning for millions of women and girls worldwide to four million dollars.
 
The Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole made this declaration at the Family Planning  Summit in London, United Kingdom, where more than 60 governments and partners pledged commitments of at least $2.5 billion.
 
Professor Adewole said Nigeria’s commitment will go a long way in reaching thousands of women and girls with critical reproductive health information.
 

Kaduna to partner CSO to mobilise women against malnutrition

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it would partner the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) to mobilise women against malnutrition in the state.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, said this when Mr Silas Ideva, CS-SUNN Coordinator and other members of the organisation visited her in her office in Kaduna.
Baba said that the ministry was very strategic in mobilising women and children, particularly as its affects their welfare and survival.

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