News Desk

‘Right foods good for children’s growth’

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our foods are made from guinea corn, yellow corn, soya and potatoes. We have a way of mixing them into cereals and we have five of them which include crayfish, fish, nutty meal which contains soya and groundnut. We have maize and grains which contain rice and potatoes, we have vegebeans which is blended with vegetables. If you look at all of these, you would realise that the key things mothers need to feed their children are these.

Nigeria: 1 in 4 Children Robbed of Childhood, Says Report

Monday, June 5, 2017

A new report by the charity Save the Children says one in every four children are being denied a childhood.
The Stolen Childhood report found up to 700 million children have had the promise of a full childhood brought to an early end-many of them in West and Central Africa despite recent progress in the last 30 years.
"Although most of the lowest ranking countries are located in West and Central Africa, there are signs of hope and progress," said Jim Emerson, regional director for the charity in West and Central Africa.

PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin

Monday, June 5, 2017

Babatunde Osotimehin was a global leader of public health, women’s empowerment and young people, particularly focused on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as population and development. After his appointment as UNFPA Executive Director, effective 2011, he spearheaded efforts by the international community to advance the milestone consensus of the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994.

We have the right medicine – now we need the commitment

Monday, June 5, 2017

Widely acclaimed as a breakthrough in reducing maternal mortality ratios, tranexamic acid offers a glimmer of hope to the millions of women around the world at risk of dying during childbirth every year. This new drug presents clear evidence that we have the knowledge and technology to save lives: the challenge now is its distribution and effective implementation in regions at greatest risk.

Isiaka Adeleke: NURHI advocates stiff penalty against quackery

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), has advocated stiff penalties as a way to abolish quackery (in the health sector) which has led to death of many Nigerians.
 
Oyo State Team Leader of NURHI, Mrs. Stella Akinso made this suggestion on Wednesday in Ibadan while speaking at a Media Round Table on ‘Save Motherhood’ organized by Development Communications (DevComs), Network in conjunction with NURHI.
 

Reps propose free antenatal care for pregnant women

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The House of Representatives has commenced consideration of a bill to provide free ante-natal care to all pregnant women and stipends for mothers of triplets and other multiple births.
 
The bill initiated by Dr. Tony Nwoye representing Anambra East/West Federal Constituency also aims to address discrimination against pregnant women in the working place with sanctions stipulated against an employer who discriminates against a woman on account of her pregnancy.
 

Finland partners NGO to support expectant mothers

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Government of Finland has expressed its readiness to partner Nigeria in providing free maternity packages to expectant mothers.
 
Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, disclosed this when White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nollywood actor, Mr. Jim Iyke paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.
 
The ambassador stated that the gesture has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
 

Non-inclusion of Rotavirus Vaccine in NPI fuels 150,000 annual deaths

Sunday, May 28, 2017

At the Nassarawa Primary Health Centre, in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, nine-month-old, pale and thin Baby Habibat, being cuddled by her mother is suffering from malnutrition induced by acute diarrhea, which is caused by rotavirus.
 
“First she started stooling frequently, then vomiting and gradually started losing weight,” her mother Aisha summarised how her baby got to that point.
 

Children’s Day: Nigeria Accounts For Significant Proportion Of HIV Positive Children

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day tomorrow, May 27th, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has called on Nigerians to reflect on children living with HIV and their families, as the country still accounts for a significant proportion of children living with HIV/AIDS.

 

 

May 27th is a day set aside for the promotion and welfare of children.

 

 

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