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Family planning

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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:

Organisation tasks nursing mothers on exclusive breast feeding

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has urged nursing mothers to observe the six-months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.

 

The Organisation’s Nutrition Specialist in its Bauchi Field Office, Ms Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dialogue was organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

Ogun govt. vows to promote family planning programmes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Children’s Day: Group wants implementation of child rights laws in Nigeria

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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 Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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.
 

Maternal Mortality: Group urges FG to introduce sex education in schools

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Advocacy Nigeria, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), on Friday called on the Federal Government to introduce sex education in schools to address maternal mortality, especially at the grassroots.
Dr Rukaiyatu Ahmed, the rapporteur of the group, made the call in Abuja while presenting report on Promoting Accountability in the Implementation of Maternal Health Services in Adamawa, Gombe and Zamfara states.
According to Ahmed, sex education is necessary in schools because they are central for deliberating the values the nation wishes to transmit to its young one.

Family planning to cost Oyo N2 bn yearly

Friday, May 26, 2017

Going by Oyo State’s new family planning blue print, no less than N2billion would be required ever year to ensure the Oyo state’s contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) increases from 37.4 per cent to 60 per cent.

Oyo State Commissioner of Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan at its launch described the Oyo State Family Planning Blueprint as a comprehensive plan to drive the state’s response to family planning and to ensure a reduction in the state’s maternal and infant mortality rates.

 

Aisha Buhari lays foundation of 50-bed Maternity Centre in Daura

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday laid the foundation of a 50-bed Maternity and Child Care Centre in Daura, Katsina State, to promote child and maternal health in the area.
 
Mrs Buhari said the project was fully funded by the Aisha Buhari Foundation under the Future Assured programme.
 
She said the aim of the project was to reduce maternal and child mortality, adding, “ we would ensure that we establish a well-equipped, functional maternity centre in each of the six geo-political zones in the country.”
 

UNICEF, NOA teach rural women better ways to maintain good health

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UMUAHIA—THE United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency, NOA has designed a new approach to ensure strict compliance to Essential Family Practices (EFP) by rural women and families.
The new method tagged, Theater For Development (TFD), is designed to be an interactive session with the rural communities where they pour out their complaints and problems and receive advise by UNICEF/NOA officials aimed at helping them to solve the problems.

FOMWAN Takes Maternal, Child Advocacy To Palace, Muslim Communit Source: https://thewhistler.ng/story/fomwan-takes-maternal-child-advocacy-to-palace-muslim-community

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Federation of Muslim Women's Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has taken its advocacy on maternal and child health to the palace of the Akran of Badagry as well as the Muslim community.

Addressing journalists at his palace, the Akran of Badagry, Wheno Aholu Menu-Toyi, said: “I assure you that your request will be granted because we are for the people. As far as we are concerned, we will make sure that we speak with the government, members of the House and all the notable people in the community to make sure that what you are advocating is realised.

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