Northeast Nigeria isn’t known for being easy. It’s a complex environment: hot, dry and prone to droughts. Infrastructure is weak. Roads, hospitals, water systems and electricity simply don’t function throughout much of the state. The government health systems struggle to provide comprehensive care to citizens. These citizens aren’t engaged in holding institutions accountable, and often can’t access — or choose not to access — maternal and child health services. Boko Haram’s presence only complicates these challenges.
The Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) has unveiled its resource centre in Abuja to serve as an information hub on family planning.
Speaking at the opening, chair of AAFP’s board of trustees, Umar Sani Jabbi, Sarkin Yaki Gagi said, "The centre will serve ... for family planning- related matters [to the public] and information for policy makers.”
Gagi said for people in the rural areas to abandon harmful traditional practices and embrace family planning, "advocacy and enlightenment must be continuous. With the resource centre, we can achieve more."
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.
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As Nigeria joins the rest of the World in Marking the International Day of The Mid Wife, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Nigerian Senate has hailed the role of midwives around the world in saving lives of mothers and babies.
At an event held in Abuja on Friday to mark the International Day, Mrs Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, said that she was only able to survive child birth because of the role of midwives.
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.
The 10th quarterly CS-Media Forum organized by Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, and MacArthur Foundation was designed to bring together the health writers, reporters and Civil Societies Organizations to address the effect of Recession on maternal health in Nigeria.
Insurgents have destroyed about 788 health facilities in the region. In Borno 48 health workers have been killed and over 250 injured. The state has lost up to 40% of its facilities and only a third of those left in Borno state remain functional.
Attrition rates of health workers have also played a role. Over the past two years, Borno state has lost 35% of its doctors to other states.
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has commended the Department for International Development for making a difference in the livelihoods of the people of the state especially mothers and
children through their health investments.
The Governor made the remarks recently during an inspection visit to the Badarawa Primary Health Centre in Kaduna, renovated with funding from the UK government through the Maternal Newborn and
Child Health programme (MNCH2) in collaboration with Solar Nigeria programme.
Less than one per cent of women in the country use female condoms, Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Pathfinder International, Dr Sekina Bello said.
She disclosed this yesterday during a stakeholders meeting on the review of female condom counselling tools organized by the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in Abuja.
The Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) on Friday called for extensive civic education in order for Nigerians to understand the great benefits attached to female condom use.
Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, Chief Executive Officer of ARFH, made the call at the female condom counseling tools review meeting on Friday in Abuja.
Ladipo was represented by Dr Oluyemi Atibioke, Senior Programme Officer, HIV and AIDS Education and Communication (IEC) project.