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Why no woman should die giving birth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lazarus Moses, 40, and a father of three lost his wife during childbirth at a government hospital in Abuja.

 

 

His late wife, Sarah, was a nurse at the hospital where she died. She couldn’t get the hospital to provide care for her at the time she needed it the most.

 

 

When Daily Trust visited Moses’ residence at Lugbe, Abuja, grief was written all over him.

 

 

“She bled to death after giving birth. My wife is dead. I don’t know how to explain to my children that their mother is gone,” he said.

 

PSN-PACFaH Urges FG To Mainstream Pneumonia In National Health Planning

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) Project in Nigeria has called on the federal government to mainstream the interventions along with other eradications programs such as malaria, tuberculosis, polio, nutrition, family planning, HIV/AIDS among others.
 
This is even as the the body is also  calling on the federal government to increase the budgetary allocations for the health sector and also allocate more resources to reduce the increasing death rate of childhood pneumonia.
 

Experts task media on importance of family planning advocacy

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prof. Terrumun Swende, has tasked media
practitioners on the importance of family planning among the populace.
Prof. Swende, who is also the chairman of Family Planning Advocacy Working Group
Benue State chapter challenged media practitioners to be in the vanguard of
projecting the importance of family planning in the society.

Saraki’s Wife Seeks More Training For Health Workers

Monday, November 14, 2016

The wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, says the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations cannot be secured if there is no investment in the capacity of health workers.

 

 

Speaking at a National Health Workers’ Training in Abuja on Monday, Mrs Saraki, who is also the president of the Wellbeing Foundation, highlighted that health workers should be given priority because of the role they play in preventing maternal and child mortality.

 

 

The Midwifery Services We Need To Deliver Family Planning — Toyin Saraki

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference in Abuja this week hosted the Africa regional launch of The Lancet Maternal Health Series. National and international health leaders were on hand for this important gathering, including the Honourable Minister of Health Isaac Folorunso Adewole and Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s Founder, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Global Goodwill Ambassador to the International Confederation Of Midwives, UNFPA Nigeria Family Planning Champion and wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, and Professor Oona Campbell, author of the 2016 Lancet Maternal Health Series.

FG to Meet Family Planning Obligations

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Minister Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that Federal Ministry of Health would continue to meet all its financial obligations towards the provision of family planning commodities in the country despite the economic challenges.
 
The Minister made this known  while declaring open the 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference 2016 in Abuja, organized by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Association of the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) and Development Partners.
 

How Lagos hospitals fleece pregnant women

Saturday, November 12, 2016

For a long time, the Lagos State government has claimed to operate free maternal and childcare programme in the state, to make healthcare affordable among the vulnerable groups and reduce the tin evil of maternal and newborn death. But the reality appears different, as pregnant women in some sampled primary healthcare centres and general hospitals across the state are often forced to bear the financial cost of delivery and accessing antenatal services, even in the face of the policy.
 

Minister tasks state govts on revitalisation of primary healthcare

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has advised state Commissioners for Health in the South West to use the $1.5 million “Save One Million Lives” fund to revitalise primary healthcare facilities.
 
Adewole gave the advice on Friday in Lagos at an awareness meeting on the pperationalisation of the recently launched “Save One Million Lives Programme for Results” in the zone.
 
The meeting was organised for Commissioners for Health in Lagos, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Kwara and Oyo States.
 

Dangote Foundation launches private sector strategy against malaria

Friday, November 11, 2016

With Nigeria accounting for 300, 000 out of 100 million deaths arising from Malaria complications worldwide annually, the Dangote Foundation is set to launch a private sector policy documents aimed at reversing the trend.
 
The Dangote Foundation said it was championing the total eradication of Malaria in Nigeria because the malaria deaths cases recorded yearly makes Nigeria the country with the highest number of malaria casualties in the world.
 

MTN Foundation Modernizes Four Maternal Wards in Cross River State with Ultra-modern Facilities

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ceaseless accolades have continued to trail the newly-renovated and equipped maternal wards donated to four hospitals in Cross River State by MTN Foundation as part of efforts aimed at complementing the national objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.
 
Pregnant women and mothers were particularly excited and grateful for this gesture because of the potential for reduction of high maternal mortality rates recorded nationally.
 

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