Healthcare Sector

Gombe: Group Advocate 15% Budget Allocation To Health Sector

Monday, October 9, 2017

Gombe State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn and Child Health (GoSAM) has urged the state government to increase budget of Health sector from 8.5 to 15 percent based on the Abuja declaration in April 2001.
 
Hajiya Zariyatu Abubakar chairperson advocacy subcommittee GoSAM made the called in Gombe on Thursday when the group paid an advocacy visit to the state Ministry for Economic Planning.
 

Jail Time Or Death: Pregnant Women In Nigeria Face Unlikely Sentence In Their Hospitals

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mrs. Audu, 33, had just given birth to her first child at the Asokoro General Hospital. She was ecstatic and could not wait to take her newborn home, but her joy was short-lived.

 

 

“We’ve been asked to stay here until we can pay,” looking at her newborn, she said, feigning indifference.

 

 

“I need Nigerians to help me out,” she said into the voice recorder and looked resigned again.

 

 

Health situation in northern Nigeria very challenging, says Bill Gates

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bill Gates, world’s richest man, says the health situation in northern Nigeria is “very challenging”.

 

 

The north-east is facing a humanitarian crisis caused by years of Boko Haram insurgency.

 

 

An estimated two million people are said to have been displaced by the insurgency, with many of them living in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.

 

 

Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, Gates said Nigeria is one of the places he has interest in because the country is “important” to the world.

NGO Lauds Kaduna Govt For Upgrading Health Facilities, Recruiting Workers

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative (FHANI) has lauded the efforts of Kaduna State Government for upgrading 255 ward health facilities and recruiting 600 health workers.
 
Its Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad-Makarfi made the commendation at a one-day sensitisation seminar on family health held at Local Government Secretariat, Sabongari, Zaria on Friday.
 

Take Family Planning Seriously, Curb Poverty – Experts Urge FG

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Following fears of projection that Nigeria would become the world’s third most populous nation by 2050, stakeholders have counselled Federal Government to take the issue of family planning seriously, saying it is critical to controlling the rising country’s population.
 
The stakeholders, mainly experts in family planning also reiterated that increase in the uptake of family planning remains a sure-way of reducing poverty and maternal deaths.
 

Anambra Govt Will Eliminate Maternal, Infant Mortality – Commissioner

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Anambra Commissioner for Health, Dr Josephat Akabuike, on Wednesday said the state government was determined to eliminate maternal and infant mortality in the state.
 
Akabuike spoke at a programme tagged: “Saving One Million Lives For Results” organised by the Ministry of Health for mission and private hospitals in Abagana Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
 

‘Only 2.1 per cent of married women use contraceptives in Bauchi’

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Only 2.1 per cent of married women in Bauchi State are using a modern method of contraceptive, which is lower than the national rate of 10 per cent.
 
This was disclosed yesterday by the Country Director of Health Policy Plus, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Onoriode Ezire, who noted that because of the low practice of contraceptive in the state, the population of Bauchi is likely to reach 26 million by 2050 as against the present population of about five million.
 

Kogi State Receives N30m Medical Equipment

Monday, September 18, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday presented medical equipment worth about N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi.
Dr Alobo Gabriel, the State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), disclosed this while handing over the equipment to the State Ministry of Health.
Gabriel said that the equipment would be distributed to 45 primary healthcare centres, five training health institutions, and 10 hospitals across the state.

Ogun sets up committee on health

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Ogun State government, in conjunction with Pathfinder International, has inaugurated a 38-man committee on State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP). The move was aimed at reducing maternal, child mortality rate.
 
While inaugurating the committee at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the state capital, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye urged members of the committee to be committed in the discharge of their responsibilities.
 

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