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Kaduna to partner CSO to mobilise women against malnutrition

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it would partner the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) to mobilise women against malnutrition in the state.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, said this when Mr Silas Ideva, CS-SUNN Coordinator and other members of the organisation visited her in her office in Kaduna.
Baba said that the ministry was very strategic in mobilising women and children, particularly as its affects their welfare and survival.

DEVCOMS, NURHI to spread Family Planning Spitfire Advocacy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nigeria’s population continues to increase rapidly with no commensurate development in health care service delivery. With a current estimated population of 186 million and an annual growth rate of about 2.5%, Nigeria’s huge population, fuelled by high birth rate without good family planning, can be a huge burden with resultant poor health indices such as high maternal and infant deaths. Nigeria’s maternal and child deaths is one of the highest in the world.

DEVCOMS, MACARTHUR Immersion Project to Assist Media in Demanding Accountability

Friday, May 5, 2017

Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, and MacArthur Foundation have charged the media to increase the awareness and education of the public on the state of maternal deaths in the country by organizing a sensitization briefing between journalist and civil societies organization, CSOs recently.
 

Save the Children tasks government, development partners on Universal Health Coverage

A nurse assists a young mother (courtesy guardian.ng)
Sunday, December 18, 2016

To reduce maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, there is need for national commitment and investment towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by building universal, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services at primary health care level.
 

‘Collaboration’ll end gender-based abuse’

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It is a worrisome issue for which the world has been looking for solution for years. Gender-based violence is as old as time itself, but its targets are the soft and vulnerable women and children. A World Health Organisation (WHO) report says: “One woman in three has faced gender-based violence, including sexual and physical violence”.
Gender-based violence, according to WHO Director-General Margret Chan, is a global health problem of epidemic proportion.

NGO organises free medicare for Almajiri schools

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H-COHEIC), an NGO, said on Tuesday it had rolled out a special medical care programme for Almajiri schools in Zamfara State.

 

Dr Nuradeen Abubakar, the state Programmme Officer of the NGO, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.

 

Abubakar said that the programme, an initiative of the daughter of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Zainab Abdulaziz,  was mainly targeted at addressing the health challenges of vulnerable children such as the Almajiri.

 

FG, partners unveil FPwatch findings on family planning

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with Population Services International, PSI, and the Society for Family Health, SFH, is unveiling in Abuja today, results of the FPwatch research on Nigeria’s contraceptive methods and services.

 

 

FPwatch is a multi-country research project designed to generate evidence on modern contraceptive methods and service availability through surveys administered to all public and private health facilities and outlets.

 

 

Zamfara governor’s daughter to check child marriage

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The daughter of the Zamfara state governor, Hajiya Zainab Yari, has drawn up an education programme towards checking forceful marriage through her Non-Governmental Organization, “Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H. Coheic).
 
This was disclosed by the NGO’s Public Relations Officer, Eunice Bosua at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.
 

Integrate family planning into MNCH, group tells FG

Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) has ad­vocated for the full integration of family planning into Mater­nal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in order to enable wom­en at all levels have access to the services.
 

Health agency claims recording 98% success in HIV prevention

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tubercolosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) said it had recorded 98 per cent success in its effort at preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child in the past 11 months.

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