News Desk

Family Planning: 7 milllion under 5 death, 450,000 maternal death likely by 2020 – Prof Ojengbede

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Director Centre for Reproductive Health Program,University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Oladosu Ojengbede on Wednesday hinted that no fewer than 7milllion under 5 death may be recorded by the year 2020 if family planning is not properly implemented.
 
Professor Ojengbede dropped this hint at Safe Motherhood Day 2016 Media Forum organised by the Development Communications Network (DevComs) and Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) held at Ibadan Business School, Bodija Ibadan.
 

Anaemia affects 50 percent of pregnant women in Nigeria - Prof. Ojengbede

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

About 50 percent of pregnant women across the country are currently suffering from anaemia due to shortage and lack of good food suitable for their health during pregnancy, a professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Oladosu Ojengbede has said.
 
This shortage of food with nutrients and vitamins due to high level of poverty and economic hardship currently biting hard on the country, has also resulted in the alarming rate of maternal mortality and morbidity compared to other countries of the world.
 

Family planning not discouraging child bearing, but…. ~ NUHRI

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oyo State team leader of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative(NURHI), Mrs Stella Akinso on Thursday reinstated that family planning was “not to discourage child bearing” but to sensitize women about family planning methods.
 
The NURHI team leader stated this while speaking at the flag off of the visibility study on family planning in Lagelu local government area of Oyo State.
 

Family planning: NURHI to sensitize over 1million women in Oyo state – Akinso

Friday, August 12, 2016

Team leader of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Mrs Stella Akinso has hinted that the body is to sensitise over 1 million women in Oyo State on the need to embrace available family planning methods.
 
Mrs Akinso stated this in Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of the state during the flag off of the phase 2 of NUHRI family planning visibility parade and campaign  billed to cover 15 local government areas in the state
 

Cleric urges couples to embrace family planning for good health

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Programme Officer, Strategic Behaviour Change, Communication, Advocacy, Demand and Generation in Oyo State, Mr Tunji Samuel on Thursday said NURHI has reduced myths and conceptions about family planning among women in the State.
 
Mr Samuel stated this in Ibadan in a chat with newsmen on NURHI’s success at the end of the five-day visibility/knowledge parade/rally on family planning embarked upon by NURHI in additional 5 local government areas of the state.
 

‘Southwest states, Others Tasked To Roll Out PHC Implementation Plans’

Monday, August 22, 2016

Chioma Umeha

 

Lagos-To ensure proper implementation of a functional primary Health care (PHC) per ward, all states have been urged to establish State Primary Health Care Development Board (SPHCDB) and make it fully functional in line with the national guidelines.

 

The call was contained in a communique which was issued at the end of a two-day meeting on Primary Health Care (PHC) implementation roll out for Southwest and Edo states.

 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.
 
This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.
 
The statement reads further:
 

USAID partners with Cross River on maternal health

Monday, October 31, 2016

By Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.

Emeka Offor urges Rotarians not to relent in fight against polio

Monday, October 31, 2016

By 'Yemi Oluwadare
 
The Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Sir EmekaOffor has urged Rotarians in the country not to relent in the fight against Poliovirus.
Sir Offor who spoke at an event organised by Rotary District 9140 to celebrate the World Polio Day in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, charged the rotarians to “stay vigilant in the fight against polio,” insisting that the disease must be defeated.

Government partners international organisations on primary healthcare

Monday, October 31, 2016

By NAN

The Zamfara Government on Monday said it was partnering with some international organisations for the improvement of primary healthcare delivery in the state.

 

Alhaji Yusuf Mafara, Executive Secretary, Zamfara Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), told newsmen in Gusau that the organisations included UNICEF, World Health Organisation and Save the Children International.

 

Others were the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN) and Maternal and New-Born Child Health (MNCH).

 

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