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Group set to track budget for family planning in Lagos


Monday, October 9, 2017

Lagos Advocacy Working Group (LAWG), a non-governmental organisation committed to reproductive health and family planning, has declared readiness to track budget released for family planning and consumables at local government level in Lagos State.
 
LAWG Chairman, Ayo Adebusoye, disclosed this at the group’s Planning & Review management meeting.
 

NYSC Offers Free Healthcare Services In Katsina

Monday, October 9, 2017

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical services to over 1,000 rural dwellers in Doro village, Bindawa Local Government Area of Katsina State under its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
 
Mr John Okpo, the state NYSC Coordinator, disclosed this while monitoring the programme on Monday in the area.
 

Health Minister, UNICEF, Others Urge Actions To Curb Child Mortality

Monday, October 9, 2017

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, remarked that the country’s mortality in children Under-Five “is still very unacceptable’’.
 
In his remarks at the advocacy meeting on reproductive health in Abuja, organised by the office of the wife of the President, the minister stressed the urgency for the government to invest in health as it did in other infrastructure.
 
He said the administration was focusing attention on the basic health care system and intended to achieve eight million person target in three years.
 

COWLSO Donates ICU, Medical Equipment To General Hospitals

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

n a bid to stem maternal mortality rate, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Official, COWLSO, has donated an Intensive Care Unit, ICU to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and Neo-natal hearing screening equipment to four General Hospitals in the state.
 
The General Hospitals are Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu and Badagry. The equipment were donated on Wednesday at the officials commissioning of the ICU at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
 

In Lagos, 47,402 embrace family planning in 2 years — NURHI

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lagosians have developed a keen aptitude for family planning. Hardly does  one come across a couple in the State today that  is not utilising one form of contraception or the other.
 
Findings show that the development is as a result of intensified efforts by the state government and its partner, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI.
 

‘3,600 communities lack health facilities in Niger’

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that there are 3,600 communities in Niger State which lack basic health facilities and social amenities.
 
Tagging those communities hard-to-reach, UNICEF has said that although the international donor partner seeks to provide health services to all the communities, it has only been able to reach out to 850 communities in 17 local government areas of the state.
 

Malaria prevention in pregnancy reduces maternal, child mortality

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Expectant mothers have been urged to always ask for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as intermittent preventive drug against malaria during pregnancy. They should also register at a health facility for their ante-natal once they are confirmed pregnant.
 

Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual intercourse in a marriage is for reproduction. But who are we kidding!
 

Contraception Key To Preventing Teenage Pregnancy, Abortion – NURHI

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

With a goal to reduce the level of teenage pregnancy and abortion in the country, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), has called for access to contraception as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Contraception Day (WCD).
 

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