News Desk

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.

Safe Motherhood Day: Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria Determines To Promote Child Spacing-Dr.Hadiza Balarebe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kaduna State government has budgeted over #100 million to ensure safe methods of child spacing with almost all the necessary commodities provided free in all facilities in the state.
The worthy investment is all geared to save mothers and babies through the partnership of the Kaduna State government and partners.

Young lady who died during childbirth buried amidst tears

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The young lady who died in mysterious circumstances during childbirth at the Magodo Specialist Hospital located at the Magodo GRA in Shangisha area of Lagos State, Chisom Anekwe, has been buried amidst tears and wailing.
 
According to reports, the mother of two who died on April 30, 2017, was laid to rest in her husband's hometown in Awka, Anambra State on Tuesday, May 16.
 

Family demand justice for lady who died at childbirth

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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.
 

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