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Health situation in northern Nigeria very challenging, says Bill Gates

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bill Gates, world’s richest man, says the health situation in northern Nigeria is “very challenging”.

 

 

The north-east is facing a humanitarian crisis caused by years of Boko Haram insurgency.

 

 

An estimated two million people are said to have been displaced by the insurgency, with many of them living in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.

 

 

Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, Gates said Nigeria is one of the places he has interest in because the country is “important” to the world.

Mimiko advises Federal Government to prioritize maternal healthcare

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The immediate past governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has advised the federal government to pay critical attention to the high rate of maternal mortality in the country.

 

 

Mimiko gave the advise while speaking with journalists, on Friday, September 22, at the Chatham House in London.

 

 

The former governor delivered a paper on “Improving Access to Health Services for All” using his administration's achievement in maternal and child health as a case study.

 

 

NGO Lauds Kaduna Govt For Upgrading Health Facilities, Recruiting Workers

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative (FHANI) has lauded the efforts of Kaduna State Government for upgrading 255 ward health facilities and recruiting 600 health workers.
 
Its Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad-Makarfi made the commendation at a one-day sensitisation seminar on family health held at Local Government Secretariat, Sabongari, Zaria on Friday.
 

Nigeria records 58, 000 maternal mortality in 2015 — Report

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank has said Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.
 
The report was presented by Dr Olusola Odujinrin at the 2017 Annual Faculty Day Lecture by the Faculty of Public Health and Community Medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
 

Take Family Planning Seriously, Curb Poverty – Experts Urge FG

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Following fears of projection that Nigeria would become the world’s third most populous nation by 2050, stakeholders have counselled Federal Government to take the issue of family planning seriously, saying it is critical to controlling the rising country’s population.
 
The stakeholders, mainly experts in family planning also reiterated that increase in the uptake of family planning remains a sure-way of reducing poverty and maternal deaths.
 

Ooni, Sultan, CAN lament huge death of Nigerian women at child birth

Sunday, September 17, 2017

THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Olasupo Ayokunle, have lamented the high rate of Nigerian women who died daily at child birth.
 
Describing this as unacceptable, they advised the Federal Government to invest heavily in Family Planning, to give hope to millions of Nigerian women who died yearly at child birth.
 

Anambra Govt Will Eliminate Maternal, Infant Mortality – Commissioner

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Anambra Commissioner for Health, Dr Josephat Akabuike, on Wednesday said the state government was determined to eliminate maternal and infant mortality in the state.
 
Akabuike spoke at a programme tagged: “Saving One Million Lives For Results” organised by the Ministry of Health for mission and private hospitals in Abagana Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
 

‘Only 2.1 per cent of married women use contraceptives in Bauchi’

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Only 2.1 per cent of married women in Bauchi State are using a modern method of contraceptive, which is lower than the national rate of 10 per cent.
 
This was disclosed yesterday by the Country Director of Health Policy Plus, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Onoriode Ezire, who noted that because of the low practice of contraceptive in the state, the population of Bauchi is likely to reach 26 million by 2050 as against the present population of about five million.
 

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