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In the fight against malnutrition, breast sucking and massage at the pre and post-natal stage of pregnancy is the ‘new kid’ on the block. With continuous engagement, insufficient breast milk formulation for exclusive breast feeding will belong to the past. Kuni Tyessi writes
This week's blog was co-written by the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank. Here they share their experience at a workshop in Lagos sharing how Impact Evaluation (IE) can be used to assess how intervention projects are able to affect development outcomes. IE has become an important tool in evidence based policy-making, enabling development agencies and institutions to accountably evaluate development programme outcomes and assess their impact on people's lives.
"How can we achieve better health outcomes in Nigeria?"
Oyo State Team leader for the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Mrs Stella Akinso on Wednesday asked government to immediately abolish quackery in the Nigeria health sector.
Mrs. Akinso made the call in Ibadan in Ibadan while speaking at a Media Round Table on ‘Save Motherhood’ organized by Development Communications (DevComs), Network in conjunction with NURHI.
Mrs. Akinso pointed out that in doing this, it is now time for the government in the country to impose stiff penalties on quackery in and across the health sector in the country.
Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), an NGO, has called for increased funding of family planning services to raise the level of contraceptive use to 36 per cent by 2018.
The organisation’s media specialist, Iliya Kure, said in a paper he presented to mark 2017 Safe Motherhood Week, that current national contraceptive commodities usage was slightly above 15 per cent.
The paper is entitled `Child spacing: Key strategy to reducing maternal death – time to act.’
He said, “‘Nigerian government is off the track at federal level and state level.
CCP believes that access to family planning is key to solving many of the world’s most pressing health problems. We were founded to improve access to family planning information and, to this day, family planning communication is at the heart of much of CCP’s work.
We partner with governments, donors, civil society, service delivery providers and the private sector to design, implement and evaluate health communication interventions that change social norms and behaviors around family planning use. Much of our work focuses on:
The Ogun State Government has vowed to intensify efforts on policies and programmes that would enhance family planning services to further reduce the maternal and child mortality rate in the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye made this known while playing host to the team from Pathfinder International, Nigeria and Executive of Advocacy Working Group (AWG), in his office, Abeokuta, Ogun state Capital
The international federation of women lawyers, FIDA, has called on the Nigerian government to address the infrastructural challenges militating against the future of Nigerian child, as the nation joined the rest of the World to mark the 2017 children’s day on May 27.
FIDA in a statement signed by its country director, Inime Aguma, called on all state governments in Nigeria to adopt the Child Rights Act, 2003 as well as the Violence against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, Act 2015.
China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.