Maternal Health

Reprieve for a rural community

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kuchinda’s lack is well known. In fact, residents have since come to terms with the fact that they have little to be happy about. They are located in Karu Local Government Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), but that brings little comfort.
 
It is occupied by farmers, and petty traders with little or no access to basic amenities such as primary health care, safe drinking water and good roads.
 
The quest to meet these demands unfortunately has yielded no result.
 

COWLSO Donates ICU, Medical Equipment To General Hospitals

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

n a bid to stem maternal mortality rate, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Official, COWLSO, has donated an Intensive Care Unit, ICU to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and Neo-natal hearing screening equipment to four General Hospitals in the state.
 
The General Hospitals are Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu and Badagry. The equipment were donated on Wednesday at the officials commissioning of the ICU at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
 

Nigerian women are now embracing family planning

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Contraception Day today, the issues surrounding women’s reproductive health and rights are paramount more than ever.

 

 

With theme: “It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future, Know Your Body”, this year’s World Contraception Day continues the campaign  around the vision where every pregnancy is wanted through enabling women and young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

 

 

FG budgets $4million for population control

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The federal government has set aside $4 million to tackle family planning, child and maternal health in the 2018 budget, it was learnt yesterday.
 
Chairman of The Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr Ejike Orji, stated this at a media round table at the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja.
 
A member of the group, Dr Kole Shettima, lauded the federal government for allocation.
 
He said it was critical to the sustenance of maternal and child health programmes in the country.
 

‘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.

How pregnant, nursing mothers can help reduce maternal mortality—WIKE

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has expressed worries with the high rate of child and maternal mortality in the country, saying that nursing mothers and pregnant women should actively participate in efforts to reduce it.

 

 

Flagging off the first round of maternal newborn child health week, yesterday, at the Primary Health Centre, Ozuoba, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state, Governor Wike pleaded with pregnant women and nursing mothers to visit health centres near them for immunisation.

 

 

You can lose that baby if you don’t breastfeed him for six months

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Why would a mother not breastfeed her child? If our mothers had known, if they had had the opportunity of understanding the importance of appropriate infant and young child feeding and the effect on national economic development, perhaps many of us would have done better in our various fields.
 

Lack Of Blood In Gombe Hospitals Takes Toll On Pregnant Women

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ltungo and Biliri, two major towns in Gombe State recently experienced some of the types of incidents that maternal and newborn health activists decry in Nigeria.
 
The first was at Kaltungo General Hospital mid-June, and Madam Rose, who witnessed the pathetic incident put it this way: “All she needed to survive was a few pints of blood; the doctor wanted blood to save her life, but there was no blood available in the hospital’s blood bank. So she was left on the delivery couch just as helpless as the doctor who wanted to help but couldn’t.”

‘Why Nigeria is investing more in family planning’

Friday, July 21, 2017

Why is Nigeria restrategising on family planning?
 
Family Planning is one of the strongest anti-poverty strategies and low-hanging fruit for reducing maternal mortality. The success of the introduction of family planning as part of basic health in the health sector is to ensure that a woman’s right as a human right is realised. We want to include Family Planning as part of basic healthcare.
 

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