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75,000 pregnant women risk transmitting syphilis to children yearly– Survey

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President of the Association of Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), says 75,000 women are at risk of transmitting syphilis to their unborn children annually in Nigeria.

 

Ladipo made this known when he was speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

 

He said that the figure was drawn from the recent survey conducted by Mamaye Evidence for Action and PATH, both are Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

 

Nigeria has deficit of 248,572 doctors – Expert

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Reproductive Health/Family Planning Programme Manager, Pathfinder International, Dr. Habeeb Salami, has said Nigeria has a deficit of about 248,572 doctors.
 
He said this was contrary to the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of one doctor to 600 patients, adding that available record showed that in Nigeria, it is one doctor to 3,500 patients, which suggests that Nigeria currently has about 51,428 doctors.
 

 

85,000 children die yearly for being born too soon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fresh evidence indicate up to 85,700 Nigerian children die each year from complications because they are born too soon.
 
Child health organistions, including MamaYe and the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) which highlighted the figures to mark World Prematurity Day in Abuja, said the complications from being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy were “leading causes of death among newborn babies.”
 
“That many deaths of children-that’s a lot, that’s a lot of deaths,” said Dr. Oladipo Ladapo, president of ARFH.
 

85,000 children die yearly for being born too soon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fresh evidence indicate up to 85,700 Nigerian children die each year from complications because they are born too soon.
 
Child health organistions, including MamaYe and the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) which highlighted the figures to mark World Prematurity Day in Abuja, said the complications from being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy were “leading causes of death among newborn babies.”
 
“That many deaths of children-that’s a lot, that’s a lot of deaths,” said Dr. Oladipo Ladapo, president of ARFH.
 

Pupils, parents enjoined to end child marriage

Friday, November 18, 2016

Action Health Incorporated (AHI) during its 23rd Annual Teenage Festival of Life (TFL) has enjoined pupils and parents to totally eradicate child marriage in Nigeria.
 
In a bid to end child marriage in the course of the programme, young people from public secondary schools across Lagos State showcased the realities of child marriage using songs, poetry and drama to advocate for the total eradication of Child marriage in the country.
 

Again, Financial Times of London endorses award-winning Kwara Community Health Insurance

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Financial Times of London has once again endorsed the award-winning Kwara Community Health Insurance Scheme for its transformational impact on the people of the State, particularly the rural dwellers.

In an article titled: “The Innovators: devices and services to improve maternal and child health” published on its website on Thursday, the Financial Times listed the Kwara State Community Health Insurance among few projects with the potential to ease the burden of maternal and child mortality around the world.

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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.

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.

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.
 

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