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Government seeks 390bn for health services

Sunday, December 18, 2016

As a way of improving the country’s ability to provide reproductive, maternal and child health services, the Ministry of Health has tabled before Parliament a proposal to borrow $110m (390bn) from the International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank.
 
Dr Jane Aceng, Minister for Health while appearing before the parliamentary committee on national economy, said the cash will improve utilisation of health essential facilities in target districts as well as upgrade birth and death registration services as well.
 

PSN/PACFAH Seeks FG’s Commitment Towards Fight Against Diarrhoea, Pneumonia

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH) has called on the federal government to also consider eliminating childhood diseases such as Pneumonia and Diarrhoea.
 
This is because about 23 percent of infant mortality has been linked to the duo.
 

AFRICA: Experts seek sustained immunisation drive against vaccine-preventable diseases

Friday, December 16, 2016

Worried by the rising cases of Vaccine-preventable diseases, African immunisation experts under the aegis of the African Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), have called for concrete action to stem the tide of vaccine-preventable diseases in the WHO African Region.

 

Jigawa communities donates N.4m blood test kits

Jigawa State
Friday, December 16, 2016

The Garingabas Local Health Committee in Malammadori Local Government Council of Jigawa has donated blood test kits worth more than N400, 000 to the Garin Gabas clinic.
 
The Chairman of the committee, Malam Nura Mu’azu, made this known on Friday in Malammadori, while presenting the items to the Director, Primary Health Care Department of the council, Alhaji Lawan Garba.
 
Mu’azu said the kits were donated in order to improve diagnostic and other medical services at the Garingabas clinic.
 

Health Development Agency Deploys 1,447 Midwives To Rural Communities

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Friday, December 16, 2016

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has deployed 1,447 midwives to rural communities in the northern part of Nigeria for their one year mandatory Midwives Service Scheme (MSS).

 

 

At a Flag-Off Orientation and Documentation of Basic Midwives held in Kaduna on Thursday, the Acting Executive Director of the agency, Dr. Echezona Ezeanolue, who declared the induction course open, said the programme was aimed at reversing the ugly trend in the maternal and child health outcomes.

 

 

Child Birth Spacing: Group Urges Kaduna Govt. On Immediate Release Of Funds

Courtesy newsequal.com.ng/
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Family Health Advocates of Nigeria Initiative, FHANI, a child birth spacing advocacy group, has tasked Kaduna State government, Northwest Nigeria on timely release of funds for Child birth spacing services.
 
Secretary of the group, Hajiya Hafsat Baba made the call at a media forum organized by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI and facilitated by DevComs.
 

NGO recruits 2,208 workers on child spacing

AFRH Logo (Courtesy afrhnigeria.org)
Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Non-Governmental- Organisation (NGO), Association for Reproductive and Family Health (AFRH), yesterday said it has recruited 2, 208 community-based distribution agents across the four focal states of Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa and Katsina to sensitise husbands and mothers on the benefits of child spacing.
 

Family Planning Acceptability Rises in Abia as USAID Ends SHOPS

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Family planning has continued to win more converts in Abia State following an intervention programme, Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which targeted the private sector health providers for capacity building.

 

 

Universal Health Coverage: FG Assures Nigerians Of Commitment

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has reaffirmed the Federal Governmt’s commitment towards achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage in Nigeria.
 
A statement issued to LEADERSHIP, on Thursday, revealed that the Minister gave the assurance during a Road Show Sensitization Campaign to mark the World Universal Healthcare Coverage Day at the Kuchigoro Community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
 
Adewole further encouraged the people of the community to support the government to achieve quality health care across the country.
 

Smartphone technology combat child deaths in conflict area

Courtesy www.dailytrust.com.ng
Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new technology from the International Committee of the Red Cross will allow health care workers use smartphones and tablets to improve diagnosis and drug prescriptions for children aged under five.

 

The technology will provide standardised procedures for managing common medical issues, and at same time collect data that can provide information for epidemiological surveillance.

 

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