Kaduna State

Govt recruits 1,245 healthcare workers to reduce mortality rate

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said it would recruit 1, 245 healthcare workers to address the challenges of maternal health.
 
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ forum in Kaduna.
 
The forum is being organised quarterly by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations known as Kaduna State MNCH Accountability Mechanism (KADMAN) in collaboration with the Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR).
 

HIV/AIDS: UNICEF lauds Kaduna State Govt’s response

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday commended the Kaduna State Government’s response to prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS.

 

The UNICEF chief on HIV/AIDS, Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, gave the commendation at a meeting in Kaduna.

 

Mbori-Ngacha said that the state government would soon achieve the Prevention of Mother-to- Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS.

 

She said that the state was able to test and counsel large number of women on HIV/AIDS in 2016.

 

Kaduna test runs child spacing injection in LGs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kaduna State Government has expressed satisfaction over the progress been recorded in child spacing across the state as it announced plans to test run a new injection in four local government areas of the state.
 
According to the state government, the administering is a pilot project which if successful will be expanded to other local government areas of the state.
 

Kaduna: Lessons in healthcare reforms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Our programmes are structured to ensure that a pregnant woman does not die due to her inability to access quality services during pregnancy and childbirth, that a child is not lost from preventable diseases, that communities are not overburdened with endemic diseases, and that community linkages are harnessed and promoted.” – Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.

 

 

Kaduna, GE Sign Agreement To Equip Healthcare Facilities

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Kaduna State government and global corporate giant, General Electric have signed an agreement to equip 278 healthcare facilities across the state.
 
At a ceremony held to mark the commencement of the programme in the northern state, the President of GE Healthcare in charge of Africa, Farid Fezoua, said the essence was to create an innovative healthcare system that would reduce preventable child-maternal deaths in Kaduna State.
 

Field visit to Kakura Community in Kaduna Reveal Agony of Pregnant Women

Friday, August 12, 2016

Women and children in rural areas are not the only ones disproportionately affected by poor quality of maternal and child health care delivery. Those in communities few kilometers away from the city are faced with health threats also due to the absence of health facilities.
 

Maternal and child health care: Rural communities still disproportionately in need

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Access to and utilization of healthcare services is related to the availability of the right type of care for those in need, financial accessibility, quality of care, geographical accessibility, and acceptability of service provided.  In developing countries like Nigeria, access to quality health services in the public sector has been a universal challenge owing to the aforementioned factors. The state of the Nigerian public health system is largely dysfunctional and grossly under-funded.