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Nigeria moves to increase contraceptive uptake among women

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria, in collaboration with partners and the private sector,  has set  a target to increase contraceptive uptake among Nigerian women to 27 per cent by 2020.
 
Adewole said this at the Family Planning Summit in London, United Kingdom, co-hosted by the UK Government, the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,  in close partnership with FP2020.
 

FG spends only N1500 per year on each Nigerian’s healthcare – Minister

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has decried the inadequate attention the government is paying to health and the overdependence on foreign donors to fund health initiatives in the country.
 
Mr. Adewole, who spoke at the Maiden Edition of Health Communication Conference organised by Association of Nigeria Health Journalists, ANHEJ in Abuja on Thursday, said despite the improvement in budgetary allocation to the sector this year, it was still a far cry from global standards.
 

FAMILY PLANNING: Nigeria allocates $4m annually for contraceptives

Monday, July 17, 2017

NIGERIA has restated its commitment towards ensuring access of women to family planning services and commodities with a pledge to achieve a modern contraceptive rate of 27 per cent among all women by 2020.
 
Nigeria also committed to increasing its annual allocation for contraceptives from $3 million to $4 million while ensuring total disbursement of $56 million to the states through  participation in the Global Financing Facility and  international development assistance loans.
 

OAU prof asks FG to expand NHIS

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Olabisi Loto, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife, has asked the federal government to expand the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
 
Speaking while delivering the 305 inaugural lecture of the university, entitled: ‘Give Me Children…Let Me Live: Combating the Misery of Infertility and Preventing Maternal Mortality’, Loto said there is need to cover more of the populace and provide more “therapeutic interventions to reduce the crippling out of pocket expenditure by patients”.
 

Minister urges media to monitor execution of health budget

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has urged the media to monitor budget implementation and support investment in the health sector. He spoke at the Health Communications Conference organised by the Association of Nigerian Health Journalists (ANHEJ) in Abuja.
 
Adewole said the role of communications in health goes beyond the traditional reporting and coverage of activities.
 

Gov’t to commit N100m to child spacing services

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dr Hadiza Balarabe, Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has assured women in the state of a “truly free access” to child spacing services with effect from July.
 
Balarabe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday.
 
She spoke on the sideline of a three-day workshop on costed implementation plan for child spacing organised by Palladium and Pathfinder International to promote child spacing in the state.

Muslim women call for increase in Nigeria’s health budget

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN, has called for an immediate increase in the national health budget.

 
The association, a member of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) project, said that said the budget should not only be increased but should be released on time and used judiciously.

Family planning: Nigeria's health sector may run into deep crisis - Expert

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nigeria’s health sector will, in the next few weeks, run into mas­sive chain of crises, if the fed­eral government fail to rise to the challenge.

 

This is following the with­drawal of support to Unit­ed Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently an­nounced by the US President, Donald Trump.

 

The Executive Director, Association for Advance­ment of Family Planning (AAFP), Dr Ejike Orji, dis­closed this in an interview with The AUTHORITY, in Abuja.

 

Nigeria needs $912m to fight malnutrition – Expert

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nigeria needs $912 million to tackle the scourge of child malnutrition which is presently ravaging the country.
 
Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, disclosed this at a two-day Media Dialogue on “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” held on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2017, in Enugu.
 

Why there should be increased adoption, funding for family planning

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stakeholders representing the various strata of the society have called for improved efforts towards the adoption and funding of family planning in the country.
 
Speaking separately, the stakeholders which comprise community and religious leaders, youth leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations,  among others said there was need for change methods of advocacy in order to achieve results.
 

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