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WRAN Advocates Sustainable Health Financing In Nigeria

Friday, November 25, 2016

Piqued by inadequate budgetary allocation and poor implementation of policies in the health sector in Nigeria, the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) in collaboration with the West Africa Academy for Public Health (WAAPH) has organize a  5 days Training workshop on sustainable Health financing and advocacy in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
 

Preventing miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth and preterm (2)

Friday, November 25, 2016

On this note, let us begin the difficult task of dealing with  the reasons for Induced Abortion.
 
It’s an ironical that while millions of women are desperately looking for babies, others are either having unwanted babies or terminating credible pregnancies of viable and non-deformed foetus.
 

NAN MD urges journalists to enlighten public on advantages of family planning

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bayo Onanuga, Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria has urged journalists to explore other ways of enlightening Nigerians on the advantages of family planning.

He said this was necessary to address the misconceptions the public had about family planning.

Onanuga gave the advice in Abuja on Thursday when he received members of the Local Organising Committee of the 2016 National Family Planning Conference.

Bauchi Govt to Eradicate Maternal, Child Health Problems

Friday, November 25, 2016

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has stressed the need for stakeholders in the health sector to place special emphasis on primary healthcare in order to eradicate problems associated with maternal and child health, which have over the years taken a great toll on the people.

 

 

Maternal Mortality and shameful statistics, stories of deaths

Friday, November 25, 2016

Recently, newspapers were awash with the devastating news that a Nigerian was hanged in Singapore for drug trafficking. He had been on death row for more than eight years for the same offence and after a life-wrenching eight year-wait in jail, he was finally hanged. I groaned at the waste of a young life.
 

Nigeria accounts for over 25 % of new HIV child infections

Friday, November 25, 2016

Nigeria accounts for more than a quarter of all new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections among children globally and only half of pregnant women living with the virus are tested for the disease.
 
A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) titled “Get on the fast track: The life-cycle approach to HIV” published yesterday noted that testing remains a major issue.
 

75,000 pregnant women risk transmitting syphilis to children yearly– Survey

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President of the Association of Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), says 75,000 women are at risk of transmitting syphilis to their unborn children annually in Nigeria.

 

Ladipo made this known when he was speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

 

He said that the figure was drawn from the recent survey conducted by Mamaye Evidence for Action and PATH, both are Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

 

UNICEF laments continued violation of children’s right

Monday, November 21, 2016

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, has emphasized that universal Children’s Day is more than a day to celebrate children everywhere, but an annual opportunity to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child.
 
Lake said in a statement that the universal, inalienable rights that the world pledged to protect on this day in 1989, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is the “Rights to dignity and security. To be treated fairly and to live free from oppression. To have a fair chance in life.
 

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