Maternal Health

China Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.
 

Aisha Buhari lays foundation of 50-bed Maternity Centre in Daura

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday laid the foundation of a 50-bed Maternity and Child Care Centre in Daura, Katsina State, to promote child and maternal health in the area.
 
Mrs Buhari said the project was fully funded by the Aisha Buhari Foundation under the Future Assured programme.
 
She said the aim of the project was to reduce maternal and child mortality, adding, “ we would ensure that we establish a well-equipped, functional maternity centre in each of the six geo-political zones in the country.”
 

Family demand justice for lady who died at childbirth

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Friends and family members of a young lady who died during childbirth in a specialist hospital in Lagos State, have risen up to demand justice for the deceased.
 
The victim, Chisom Anekwe, was said to have died due to the negligence of doctors at the Magodo Specialist Hospital located in the Shangisha area of the state.
 

UNICEF: Six months exclusive breastfeeding will curb malnutrition in Nigeria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said nursing mothers should observe the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.
The organisation’s nutrition specialist in its Bauchi field office, Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday

Nigeria: Jim Iyke Leads Campaign to Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Abuja — Disturbed by the incessant maternal and child mortality rate in the country, Nollywood Actor Jim Iyke has concluded plans to lead an awareness campaign to the grassroots level in the country. This is against the backdrop that 145 people die everyday on maternal mortality.
Speaking in Abuja during his installation as the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the actor assured the campaign would commence in two weeks time.

Between natural birth and CS: Women speak

Sunday, May 14, 2017

One proponent of natural birth said babies born vaginally receive a coating of immune-boosting microbes, and their intestines are more likely to have early colonisation with beneficial bacteria-protections than babies delivered surgically.
 
WHO says medical practitioners should not undertake C-sections purely to meet a given target or rate, but rather focus on the needs of patients.
 

UNICEF Calls For Men Involvement In Promoting Maternal, Child Health

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The United Nations has called for the involvement of men in tackling the alarming rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria.
 
Maternal, Newborn and Child health (MNCH) Manager, UNICEF Nigeria, Dr. Linda Akondeng, stated this at a media conference organised by “The White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria” (WRAN), for the formal presentation of Jim Iyke as WRAN special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for MNCH  in Abuja.
 

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