News Desk

Lagos NMA decries poor access of Nigerians to qualitative healthcare

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Gabriel Olawale

 

THE Nigerian Medical Association, NMA Lagos State branch, has blamed poor healthcare facilities, dwindling human resources capacity, and intra-professional rivalry, among other inequalities in healthcare access and cultural barriers, for the lack of quality healthcare delivery in the country.

 

Maternal Mortality: How Lack Of Family Planning Kills Women

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Doyin Ojosipe
 
Abu’s wife, Ocheme had long wished for a baby girl, she has had three boys already in three years; the fourth attempt was a still birth and just one year after, she got pregnant again with same high hopes of having a baby girl.
 
Unfortunately, she never made it. She had prolonged labour and was taken for cesarean section- only the baby came safe.
 

US to expand $18m Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative in Nigeria – Envoy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Segun Adebowale
The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
 
A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.
 

200 campaigners demand a UN development plan that makes governments more accountable

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Almost 200 civil society groups from 77 countries are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.

The UN is currently working to devise a global development agenda for after 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, which will set worldwide priorities for development in the coming decades. This week the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals will be meeting in New York to further discussions on governance.

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