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DSWD to give more emphasis to reproductive health family planning in implementation of social protection programs

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Duterte administration's 10-point socio-economic agenda includes, among others, the strengthening of the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RPRH) to enable poor couples to make informed choices on financial and family planning.
 
The EO orders the DSWD to integrate the RPRH strategies in the national poverty reduction and social protection programs.
 

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE

Friday, January 20, 2017

A girl who goes to school and stays in school till about 18, according to Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “is a better mother than a girl who has a child at 10.”
 
Osotimehin, a former Health Minister in Nigeria, spoke last week when he took his public enlightenment campaign against child marriage to Kano “so that the age for marriage is shifted at least to 18.”
 

Delta Health Ministry generates N319m in 18 months – Commissioner

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Delta Ministry of Health has generated N319 million as revenue between May 2015 and October 2016.

 

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Asaba while fielding questions on the ministry’s activities in the last 18 months.

 

Azinge said the amount represented the sum total of revenue collected by the Ministry and the Hospital Management Board (HMB) during the period.

 

FG, Bill Gate to reach 36% family planning contraceptive access in 2018

Courtesy (tribuneonlineng.com)
Monday, December 19, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Millennium Development Goal Fund is set to reach 36 per cent access to family planning contraceptives in 2018.
 
The Reproductive Health Division headed by Dr Kayode Afolabi, made the disclosure on Tuesday during a Family Planning Watch final dissemination event in Abuja.
 

Ear piercing in Infants

Pierced ear of an infant (Courtesy guardian.ng)
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Ear piercing is the process of making a hole on earlobes to enable the wearing of earrings, to differentiate girls from boys, and for cultural reasons among others. In most cases, this exercise is carried out at infancy because of the belief that it is slightly painful at such age. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, Dr. Gbemisola Boyede, a consultant neuro-developmental paediatrician, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), sheds light on ear piercing in babies, and precautions to take after the procedure.
 

Save the Children tasks government, development partners on Universal Health Coverage

A nurse assists a young mother (courtesy guardian.ng)
Sunday, December 18, 2016

To reduce maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, there is need for national commitment and investment towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by building universal, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services at primary health care level.
 

Residents thumb down Kaduna’s 2016 budget

Nasir El Rufai (Courtesy guardian.ng)
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Residents have rated Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i very low in the implementation of Kaduna State 2016 budget, the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports.
 
The residents, in separate interviews said the budget did not create the desired impact, particularly on the common man.
 
They particularly said that insecurity, lack of access to agricultural inputs by farmers and poor health services have continued to impact negatively on the lives of the people.
 

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.

 

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