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2017 health budget promises more child deaths

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Unless the proposed 2017 health budget is amended, millions of Nigerian children will end up dead this year from severe malnutrition and vaccine preventable diseases, experts have proclaimed.
This is despite president Buhari’s avowed promise that his government will ensure the provision of adequate healthcare delivery to Nigerians.
 

The first step to Africa’s prosperity – saving children’s lives

Saturday, February 25, 2017

For Africa, the road to prosperity must begin with investment in its most precious resource. Not its minerals, oil reserves or plantations, but something even more critical to Africa’s future: the health of its children. I don’t mean this figuratively; an investment in children’s health is precisely that. Compelling evidence now suggests that every dollar, shilling, pound or rand spent on preventing disease does not just reduce needless human suffering, but it also makes sound economic sense too.
 

Save the Children pledges to help educate child victims displaced by Boko Haram

Monday, January 30, 2017

A non-governmental organisation, Save the Children, has disclosed its plans to partner with the federal government in a bid to make education a priority in Nigeria.
 
Tove Wang, CEO of Save the Children Norway, made this known during a media briefing on the preparations for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on the crisis in Nigeria.
 
The conference which is scheduled for February 23 and 24 in Norway, will focus on nutrition, protection, food security and also on the access to education.
 

Govt recruits 1,245 healthcare workers to reduce mortality rate

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said it would recruit 1, 245 healthcare workers to address the challenges of maternal health.
 
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ forum in Kaduna.
 
The forum is being organised quarterly by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations known as Kaduna State MNCH Accountability Mechanism (KADMAN) in collaboration with the Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR).
 

Autopsy Identifies Bleeding as Major Cause of Maternal Deaths at LASUTH

Monday, August 29, 2016

A 10 years autopsy-based investigation of maternal mortality in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, have identified bleeding after delivery (Postpartum Hemorrhage) as the major cause of maternal death in the hospital. These deaths could have been prevented with proper emergency obstetric response such as availability of adequate blood and effective referral system in the hospital, experts suggest.

 

 

Time to provide needed materials for Family Planning in Nigeria –Famakin

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chairman of Sustainable Family Planning Providers’ Association, Dr Monday Famakin has urged the Federal,states and local governments to provide  the needed materials for the smooth running of Family Planning in Nigeria.
 
Dr Famakin made the call in Ibadan while  speaking on ‘Policy environment for Family Planning in Nigeria’ at a two-day training on Family Planning /Child Spacing tagged “Effective Family Planning Coverage in Nigeria” for journalists especially On Air Personalities in Ibadan.
 

Increase funding of health programmes in Nigeria – Council Chair

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Caretaker Chairman of Oluyole Local Government in Oyo State, Alhaji Kola Orelope on Monday advocated increasing funding of health programmes in Nigeria.
 
Alhaji Orelope made the call at the commissioning of the second batch of 72 hours Clinic Makeovers in 5 Primary Health Care centres in Oluyole and Egbeda Local government areas of the state by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI).
 

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.
 

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