Friends and family members of a young lady who died during childbirth in a specialist hospital in Lagos State, have risen up to demand justice for the deceased.
The victim, Chisom Anekwe, was said to have died due to the negligence of doctors at the Magodo Specialist Hospital located in the Shangisha area of the state.
Bauchi — The European Union (EU) will spend 54 million Euros to strengthen and promote primary healthcare, maternal and child health and newborn babies and reduce deaths associated with maternal and child health in Bauchi, Adamawa, and Kebbi States.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Abubakar Al-Sadique.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said nursing mothers should 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, Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday
The wife of the President, Mrs 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.
Abuja — Disturbed by the incessant maternal and child mortality rate in the country, Nollywood Actor Jim Iyke has concluded plans to lead an awareness campaign to the grassroots level in the country. This is against the backdrop that 145 people die everyday on maternal mortality.
Speaking in Abuja during his installation as the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the actor assured the campaign would commence in two weeks time.
With an estimated 300,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), health and nutrition specialists in three states have undertaken an intensive World Health Organization (WHO) training on how to treat SAM with medical complications. Currently, there is limited capacity to treat such cases in the region.
Head of the Women Friendly Initiative Dr Francis Eremutha says poverty is not the major cause of malnutrition in Nigeria, but a lack of knowledge of “how to eat well with what is available.”
He said this at a media forum on the implementation of the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN) in the FCT, noting that Nigeria is among six countries that account for half of all child deaths from malnutrition worldwide.
Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said that it is no longer acceptable for a woman to die during childbirth.
Osotimehin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of an award dinner organized by the Nigeria Health Foundation in Newark, U.S.
The UNFPA chief said people should insist that both local and state governments must deliver healthcare to them.