News Desk

Revealed: Agony of Pregnant Women in Kakura community, Kaduna

Friday, July 15, 2016

Women and children in rural areas are not the only ones disproportionately affected by poor quality of maternal and child health care delivery. Those in communities few kilometers away from the city are faced with health threats also due to the absence of health facilities.
This was the case with Kakura community located in Kujama ward of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. NOTAGAIN Campaign media team visited this community and found very disturbing revelation with respect to accessing health care.

How Boko Haram is devastating health services in northeast Nigeria

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Insurgents have destroyed about 788 health facilities in the region. In Borno 48 health workers have been killed and over 250 injured. The state has lost up to 40% of its facilities and only a third of those left in Borno state remain functional.
Attrition rates of health workers have also played a role. Over the past two years, Borno state has lost 35% of its doctors to other states.

DEVCOMS, NURHI train Media team on Effective reporting of Family Planning

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, and Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI recently organized a two-day training for journalists and On-Air Personalities to effectively report family planning stories in Lagos, Ibadan and Kaduna.
Bringing together the media personalities, the focus of the training were drawn from the strategic cities where the need for the reduction of maternal mortality and child mortality have become top priority.

El-Rufai Applauds UK Govt, Inspects MNCH2 Renovated Solar Powered PHC In Badarawa

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has commended the Department for International Development for making a difference in the livelihoods of the people of the state especially mothers and


children through their health investments.


The Governor made the remarks recently during an inspection visit to the Badarawa Primary Health Centre in Kaduna, renovated with funding from the UK government through the Maternal Newborn and


Child Health programme (MNCH2) in collaboration with Solar Nigeria programme.


Less than 1% of women in Nigeria use condoms

Friday, April 21, 2017

Less than one per cent of women in the country use female condoms, Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Pathfinder International, Dr Sekina Bello said.
She disclosed this yesterday during a stakeholders meeting on the review of female condom counselling tools organized by the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in Abuja.

Professor wants women to use female condom

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) on Friday called for extensive civic education in order for Nigerians to understand the great benefits attached to female condom use.
Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, Chief Executive Officer of ARFH, made the call at the female condom counseling tools review meeting on Friday in Abuja.
Ladipo was represented by Dr Oluyemi Atibioke, Senior Programme Officer, HIV and AIDS Education and Communication (IEC) project.

WHO commends Nigeria on swift response to tackle meningitis

Friday, April 21, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Nigeria for its swift response to tackle the meningitis epidemic in some parts of the country.
The Country Representative of the organisation in Nigeria, Alemu Wondi, made the commendation in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.
”We are here to see how to contribute to shorten the period of the outbreak in the state and other parts of Nigeria.
” Nigeria has also made crucial efforts to eradicate polio, although the country is yet to be certified polio free.

Promoting health innovation in Nigeria through private sector intervention

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Despite the large number of investments made in Nigeria’s health sector over the past 10 years, the attraction in achieving the desired results of improved health outcomes could be better.
Although healthcare innovations exist within the country, poor capacity/support systems for innovators have been one of the constraints to achieving scale.
A number of innovations have not made valuable or sustainable impact in the health sector due to the lack of enabling systems or programmes. Every year, Nigerians spend an estimated $1 billion  on medical treatment abroad.

Emir of Kano decries high maternal mortality in northern Nigeria

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has blamed societal negligence for the high rate of maternal mortality in the country.He lamented that the worst global mortality rate was more visible in northern Nigeria.
“There is no place in the world where we have high number of maternal mortality than in India and Northern Nigeria. Many things are responsible for this, like illiteracy, poverty and related issues. People are just exhibiting I-don’t-care attitudes towards family health,” he said.