Maternal Health

Emir of Kano decries high maternal mortality in northern Nigeria

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has blamed societal negligence for the high rate of maternal mortality in the country.He lamented that the worst global mortality rate was more visible in northern Nigeria.
“There is no place in the world where we have high number of maternal mortality than in India and Northern Nigeria. Many things are responsible for this, like illiteracy, poverty and related issues. People are just exhibiting I-don’t-care attitudes towards family health,” he said.

NGO trains 300 Traditional Birth Attendants in Kaduna

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Kaduna-based Non-Governmental Organization, Womanhood Foundation, said on Tuesday it had trained over 300 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) in Kaduna State, as part of efforts to ensure safe motherhood.
The Coordinator of the Foundation, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the beneficiaries were mostly from communities without health facilities.
Abubakar said the aim was to empower the TBOs to go back to their communities and offer help to pregnant women before, during and after delivery.

‘No family planning budgets in states’

Monday, April 10, 2017

There are no specific budget lines for family planning at the states, the Country Director of Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project Nigeria, Onoriode Ezire, has said.
Quoting a policy brief “Evidence and Advocacy: Unlocking Resources for Family Planning in Nigeria” published by his organization, he said instead, family planning was integrated in the general reproductive health budget.

CAN, FOMWAN Partner On Child, Family Health

Saturday, March 4, 2017

In its effort to bring healthcare awareness to the grassroots, Federation of Muslim Women's Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has partnered with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and religious leaders of the Muslim community on issues of child and family health.
 

Nigeria, U.S. linked by family ties, ideas, says U.S. ambassador

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Connection between Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) has been described as profoundly important, stressing that family ties, ideas and democracy linked both nations.
 
This was disclosed by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, at an Alumni Strategic Leadership Workshop, held in Abuja, themed “Promoting Alumni Programmes and Networks in Nigeria.”
 

58,000 women dying every year is "social injustice", says Ladipo

Friday, March 3, 2017

President of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Professor Oladapo Ladipo says the number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications every year in Nigeria is "one of the greatest injustices of our time."
 
"It is shameful that Nigeria still contributes significantly to global maternal death figure. We estimate that we are losing about 58,000 mothers annually, through pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum complications," Ladipo said.
 

KATAMPE: FCT VILLAGE WHERE WOMEN GIVE BIRTH AT HOME

Friday, March 3, 2017

Imagine, the traumatic torture of pregnant women who daily see, hear of the deaths of a fellow pregnant women dying from complications relating to pregnancy and child births.

 

 

Unfortunately, Nigeria with over 160 million people contributes 10 percent of the world annual maternal death. The figure stands at 52,000 deaths per annum from complications relating to pregnancy and child births, this is alarming.

 

 

From child brides to child-bearing women: Our pregnancy pains

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Women’s health indicators for Nigeria rank among the worst in the world. Nearly 30% of  its women aged 15-19 year are or have been married and more than a fifth of the women begin child-bearing in their teens. The maternal mortality ratio stands at 545 deaths per 100 000 live births nationwide but nearly double that ratio (1026) in the North-West region.
 

Husbands attitude threatens pregnant wives more – Exec. Chairman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The attitude of some husbands in Bauchi state constituted a threat to the well-being of their pregnant wives more than other challenges,  the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Mr Adamu Gamawa said on Tuesday.
 
Briefing newsmen in Bauchi on the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), Gamawa said such husbands had prevented their pregnant wives from attending antenatal clinics (ANC).
 

Jigawa: Health centres, few personnel

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Theirs is not lack of facilities as Jigawa State boasts a number of medical facilities even at the grassroots, but the problem is that the facilities have far too few personnel and too little equipment and drugs to be of much help to the residents.
 
Buji Local Government Area with a population of 92,371, made up of crop farmers and Fulani herdsmen, is an example. Its headquarters, Gantsa, hosts local, state and even federal agencies such the police and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), among others.
 

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