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Safe Motherhood :NGO seeks more investment in family planning services

Friday, May 26, 2017

Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), an NGO, has called for increased funding of family planning services to raise the level of contraceptive use to 36 per cent by 2018.
 
The organisation’s media specialist, Iliya Kure, said in a paper he presented to mark 2017 Safe Motherhood Week, that current national contraceptive commodities usage was slightly above 15 per cent.
 
The paper is entitled `Child spacing: Key strategy to reducing maternal death – time to act.’
 

Nasarawa Assembly to enact law on family planning to tackle maternal mortality

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Sunday, says it will enact a law to give family planning programmes full legal backing in the state to effectively tackle maternal mortality.
 
Alhaji Mohammed Opkede (PDP-Doma North), Chairman, House Committee on Health, disclosed this in Akwanga at the end of 3-day workshop on “Development of the Nasarawa State Costed Implementation plan for Family Planning.”

UNICEF Engages Journalists On Child, Maternal Health

Monday, May 15, 2017

The UNICEF has charged journalists in Kebbi State to propagate child survival, development, protection and child rights effectively.
 
This is part of a communiqué issued at the end of a four-day workshop on child and maternal health care organised by the fund in Birnin Kebbi.
 
A copy of the communiqué signed by Messrs Adebayo Ismail, Tamany Yusuf and Adamu Kanya, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
 

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.

Have only children you can train, Ebonyi govt counsels parents

Thursday, May 4, 2017

EBONYI State government, yesterday, called on parents to give birth to the number of children they can train as family planning was the only way out of the current recession facing the country.
 
 
It further described family planning as one of the factors that can aid reduction in the maternal mortality in the state.
 
 
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, disclosed this in Abakaliki while inaugurating the state’s family planning advocacy working group.
 
 

Niger Gov Warns Officials Against Playing Politics With Healthcare

Friday, May 5, 2017

Miffed by the refusal of some government agencies to effectively distribute drugs to health centres, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has warned his appointees against playing politics with what has direct bearing with the lives of the people.
 

The governor  in continuation of his midterm assessment tour yesterday to Baddegi in Katcha local government area , expressed dissatisfaction with what he met on ground at Hajiya Mumbai Aliyu maternal and child health center in the town.
 

Nigeria, others to increase immunisation coverage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

African Heads of State have pledged to increase investment in immunisation coverage on the continent.
 
The leaders made the commitment at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are to increase their country’s political and financial investments in vaccination programmes .
 
The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, noted that while immunisation coverage has improved over the last 15 years , the progress has stagnated in many countries.
 

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.
 

Nigerian lawmakers, seeking expanded health budgeting, point at “bureaucracy” as obstacle

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nigerian legislators from the Senate and House Committees on Health, Appropriation, and National Planning who are attending a legislative retreat in Johannesburg, South Africa, on budgeting for health, remarked on Monday that bureaucracy is the key obstacle to implementing the mandatory 15 per cent budgetary allocation to the health sector.
 

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