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Health worker shortage hits crisis mode—and dealing blows to women, children

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Hauwa Lassa worked 35 years as a nurse and midwife. Her retirement package is a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
In the three states worst hit by the Boko Haram violence in its eight year, health facilities have been damaged and health workers have fled.
Estimates suggest nearly 40% of health facilities have been destroyed in the violence, and skilled health workers have had to leave the area entirely.

Cervical cancer: Why teenage girls must be vaccinated against HPV – Adibo

Sunday, December 24, 2017

There is growing alarm among healthcare professionals around the world about the rising incidence of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers seen in women worldwide.
It occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it is found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap Test.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

KURAYE is a rural community that is few kilometres off Katsina city. It is located in Charanchi local government near the state capital. It is home to a large population of rural dwellers, mostly farmers and artisans.
After spending over 45 minutes on a hired motorcycle, scouting the village to locate the PHC, lo and Behold! The only PHC in the community was an eyesore. The project was a constituency intervention built in 2010 but has never been put to use!

NHIS: Health insurance still elusive for many Nigerians

Friday, December 22, 2017

An employee of a construction company in Lagos, Mrs. Yetunde Igbayiloye, had her first delivery through an insurance cover obtained under the National Health Insurance Scheme provided by her employer.
The pleasant experience of using the cover gave her the confidence to try the scheme for her next delivery; so she and her husband never bordered to set money aside for any unexpected emergency.

Katsina records 340 maternal deaths annually; Daura tops chart – Report

Thursday, December 21, 2017

No fewer than 340 women of reproductive age die from maternal deaths in Katsina State annually, 25 less than the 365 recorded in 2016 in the state, with Daura Local Government recording the highest— 54 deaths.

We Shall Hold Parents Responsible lf Preventable Diseases Affect Their Children – Dame Okowa

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dame Okowa, wife of the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned mothers to be the ambassadors of health for their wards by taking vaccination of their children and wards seriously or be held responsible if preventable diseases affect them.
Dame Okowa stated this in Asaba when she flagged off the second round of Maternal Newborn Child Health Week (MNCHW), reiterating that the state government had started implementing free medical care for the elderly and disabled as well as improved the free under five medical services.

Prevent Avoidable Deaths through Public Health Institutions, Dame Okowa Charges Mothers

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has charged mothers and children to avail themselves of various Health Preventive Services provided by Public Health Institutions to address their health concerns and reduce avoidable deaths occasioned by preventable diseases.

Low-income women seek government’s intervention on maternal mortality

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Women in Lagos State have called on the government to provide quality medical care, especially for low-income women at the grassroots, to protect their human right to life.
They also agitate for improved healthcare system, timely response to emergencies and detailed costing of drugs and other medical charges that do not come free.This charge was made yesterday at a town hall meeting organised by the Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) with low-income women and government health care providers.

Eradicating famale genital mutilation for better reproductive health

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mrs Zainab Shola in her late twenties, will strike you as a happily married woman at first meeting. As a teenager in secondary, she discovered that the flow of her monthly periods was not consistent and she usually felt itchy and uncomfortable. Medical examinations showed that the scar she had as a result of the circumcision she had as a child.



Shola later discovered that she was unable to engage in sexual intercourse because of the scar and no penis could penetrate her vagina which made her scared of getting into any relationship.