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Jigawa: Health centres, few personnel

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Theirs is not lack of facilities as Jigawa State boasts a number of medical facilities even at the grassroots, but the problem is that the facilities have far too few personnel and too little equipment and drugs to be of much help to the residents.
 
Buji Local Government Area with a population of 92,371, made up of crop farmers and Fulani herdsmen, is an example. Its headquarters, Gantsa, hosts local, state and even federal agencies such the police and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), among others.
 

Protecting minors from cyber predators

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The internet has become part of human daily activities. Data and smartphones’ costs keep falling and are destroying the fetters of acquisition. But with the increasing challenge of parenting among career women and men, the mobile phone has become a kind of bridge among children in school, house maids and the kids. Experts give hints on how the kids can be protected from cyber predators.
 

Bill Gates’ Foundation Inaugurates Family-Planning Unit In Ibafon PHC

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative  (NURHI) 2, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project, on Monday inaugurated a family planning unit at the Ibafon Primary Health Centre in Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA, Lagos State.
 
NURHI 2 put the family planning unit put in place under a “72-hour Family Planning Clinic Make-Over’’ project from 50 selected primary health centres (PHC) and hospitals in Lagos.
 

2017 Health Budget Grossly Inadequate – Senate Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Senate Committee on health has said for many years running, Nigeria’s Health sector has suffered gross neglect. Consequent upon this, legislators are pushing for an upward review of the budgetary allocation in the 2017 appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly.
 
In a statement by the media office of the Nigerian Legislative Institute ( NILS), the lawmakers say, they are bothered by the country’s health indices, resulting from years of negligence; and particularly, the huge foreign exchange outflows for medical tourism.

“WE USE BROKEN BOTTLES TO CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD IMMEDIATELY THE WOMEN DELIVER” | STORIES FROM TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS

Monday, February 13, 2017

After losing her fourth child during delivery at the house of her regular traditional birth attendant (TBA), 42 year–old Kemi Ariyo contracted spiritualists to get to the root of her problems. “I was widely accused to be a witch as a result of the demise of my babies,” Kemi said. “So I approached the spiritualists who pray for pregnant women and see to the delivery of their babies”.
 

Mimiko tasks incoming government, stakeholders on Agbebiye, others

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, of Ondo State has implored the incoming Rotimi Akeredolu administration to build on its Mother and Child healthcare policies so that pregnancy will not again be a “death sentence in the state.”
 
Mimiko gave this charge in Akure during the 2nd anniversary of the initiative, where he was lauded by stakeholders for the accomplishments made in the eight years of his administration, especially in the health sector.
 

Toyin Saraki: I have seen with my eyes harm caused by female genital cutting

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I have seen with my eyes the harm caused by this archaic   practice. Women who have undergone the procedure commonly experience complications during birth, and are at a greater risk of ceasarian section, hemorrhage, obstetric lacerations and prolonged labour”.

Cross River integrates traditional birth attendants into healthcare system

Sunday, February 12, 2017

To check the rate of infant and maternal mortality in the state, Cross River State Government is to integrate traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into its healthcare system.
 
The state government said this was necessary considering their strategic role in the society, in terms of taking delivery of babies, especially in rural areas.
 

Poor State Of FP Clinics In PHCs Fuels Maternal Death – Stakeholders

Friday, February 10, 2017

Although Family Planning (FP) commodities are free in Lagos state, stakeholders  in the health sector have said lack of consumables and poor state of FP clinics at the Primary Health Cares (PHCs) have led to the increase in maternal death in the state.
 

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