News Desk

FG commits to reducing trial consultations in health sector

Saturday, February 25, 2017

In a bid to reduce the burden of trial consultations in our tertiary/specialist health facilities, the Federal Government says it is committed to partner the West Africa College of Surgeons (WACS) on all fronts to deliver quality health to Nigerians.

 

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said this at the commissioning of the WACS permanent secretariat, last week in Lagos.

 

Edo gets $1.5m federal fund

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Edo state government received federal government’s $1.5 million “Save a Million lives” intervention fund to the state.
 
Governor Godwin Obaseki the commended the federal government for releasing the money when he hosted the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at Government House in Benin on Saturday.
 
He said the fund, geared toward improving maternal and child health, would be judiciously used in the state.
 

Nigeria Has 7.5m Births Annually – Dr Danjuma

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Despite the worrisome high degree of maternal mortality in Nigeria, Dr. Danjuma Nehemiah has affirmed that the nation still give birth to a nation annually.
 
Dr. Danjuma, who is a Health Specialist, Sokoto UNICEF Field Office added that, no fewer than 7.5 million births is been recorded annually in Nigeria.
 

Child protection agency warns against early marriage

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Niger Child Right Protection Agency has warned parents against forcing their children into early marriages due to the bad consequences associated with such practice.
 
Hajiya Mairam Kolo, its Director-General, gave the warning on Wednesday in Minna, while distributing relief materials to victims of communal clashes in Lamba village of Paiko Local government area of the state.
 
She defined early or child marriage as any marriage involving a child that is less than 18 years old.
 

Nigeria Has One Of The Highest Numbers Of Newborn Deaths In Africa – UNICEF

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Much as efforts are been geared towards a healthier society for all, UNICEF in a handbook extracted from Faith For Life have decried that, Nigeria still have one of the highest number of newborn deaths in Africa.
 
Making the presentation yesterday in a 2 day workshop on Media Engagement On Dissemination of “Facts For Life” messages, UNICEF resource person, Mrs Tamani Yusuf added that, if Nigeria is desirous of meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), then more attention should be given to newborns.
 

Husbands attitude threatens pregnant wives more – Exec. Chairman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The attitude of some husbands in Bauchi state constituted a threat to the well-being of their pregnant wives more than other challenges,  the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Mr Adamu Gamawa said on Tuesday.
 
Briefing newsmen in Bauchi on the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), Gamawa said such husbands had prevented their pregnant wives from attending antenatal clinics (ANC).
 

Rising Domestic Violence: Toothlessness of Child’s Rights Act

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It would take the best of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts to go into the mind of a Christopher Sule, to find out what his heart is really made of, whether of stone or of any other hard metal. The Jos, Plateau State father, who is said to be an Evangelist, was arrested last week and arraigned for allegedly torturing his two children with electric cables etc, resulting in severe injuries and scars.
 

Abuse of the girl child: different shades, perpetrators and health implications

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sixteen year old Omonsiegho (not her real name), an SS3 girl in a mixed sex Boarding School was asked to stand on her desk; her offence? Not paying attention. For the rest of that class, the punisher; a middle aged, unmarried ‘Geography Teacher’ ignored her pains, suffering and tears as she shifted weight from one lower limb to the other, seeking any position that will reduce her pain and give her some comfort.
 

Pages