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Nigeria: Two in Three Children Not Eating Right Food - NDHS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Two out of every three Nigerian child are not eating the right food suitable for their health, the latest National Demographic Health Survey reveals.
Revealing this at the start of a three-day capacity building workshop for health editors and reporters on challenges in the health and nutrition sector in Nigeria, organised by the Civil Society Sacling Up Nutrition un Nigeria (CS-SUNN) and PACFaH in Kaduna, the programme director CS-SUNN, Beatrice Eluaka said, malnutrition has become endemic in Nigeria and no part of the country is immune to the problem of malnutrition.

Nigeria ranked 7th among countries facing shortage of health workers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nigeria is ranked 7th among 57 countries classified as facing a critical shortage of health workers, it was learnt Tuesday
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According to the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole the country has a shortage of 144,000 health workers.  Nigeria is ranked second in Africa behind Ethiopia with 152,000.
 
Presently, the country boasts of 240,000 nurses and midwives and by 2030 the country will be needing 149,852 doctors and 471,353 nurses and midwives.
 

Muslim women call for increase in Nigeria’s health budget

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN, has called for an immediate increase in the national health budget.

 
The association, a member of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) project, said that said the budget should not only be increased but should be released on time and used judiciously.

Nurses, midwives decry poor state of Nigeria’s health facilities

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The President of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Abdulrafiu Adeniji has decried the poor state of health facilities in the country, arguing it has made midwives not to perform optimally on their jobs.
 
He therefore called for a stronger health system and well-equipped facilities that make healthcare accessible, especially those in rural communities.
 

“I survived childbirth because of midwives” – Mrs Saraki

Friday, May 5, 2017

As Nigeria joins the rest of the World in Marking the International Day of The Mid Wife, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Nigerian Senate has hailed the role of midwives around the world in saving lives of mothers and babies.
 
At an event held in Abuja on Friday to mark the International Day, Mrs Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, said that she was only able to survive child birth because of the role of midwives.
 

Jumia Partners Audrey Pack to Fight Maternal, Child Deaths

Thursday, May 4, 2017

With Nigeria being the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world, just second to India, Jumia, in partnership with The Audrey Pack have put up interventions to reduce the scourge in the country.

 

 

The partnership, which is designed to support pregnant women and new mothers with relevant health information, has ensured that mothers also receive a quick and easy way to access affordable nutrition and essential personal and childcare items.

 

 

Have only children you can train, Ebonyi govt counsels parents

Thursday, May 4, 2017

EBONYI State government, yesterday, called on parents to give birth to the number of children they can train as family planning was the only way out of the current recession facing the country.
 
 
It further described family planning as one of the factors that can aid reduction in the maternal mortality in the state.
 
 
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, disclosed this in Abakaliki while inaugurating the state’s family planning advocacy working group.
 
 

Niger Gov Warns Officials Against Playing Politics With Healthcare

Friday, May 5, 2017

Miffed by the refusal of some government agencies to effectively distribute drugs to health centres, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has warned his appointees against playing politics with what has direct bearing with the lives of the people.
 

The governor  in continuation of his midterm assessment tour yesterday to Baddegi in Katcha local government area , expressed dissatisfaction with what he met on ground at Hajiya Mumbai Aliyu maternal and child health center in the town.
 

Family planning: Nigeria's health sector may run into deep crisis - Expert

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nigeria’s health sector will, in the next few weeks, run into mas­sive chain of crises, if the fed­eral government fail to rise to the challenge.

 

This is following the with­drawal of support to Unit­ed Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently an­nounced by the US President, Donald Trump.

 

The Executive Director, Association for Advance­ment of Family Planning (AAFP), Dr Ejike Orji, dis­closed this in an interview with The AUTHORITY, in Abuja.

 

World Malaria Day: Nigerians warned to stop using Chloroquine for malaria treatment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged Nigerians to stop using chloroquine, or Artemisinin as a monotherapy in treatment of malaria, as he listed steps that Nigerians need to take to combat the killer disease in the country.
 

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