Maternal Health

“WE USE BROKEN BOTTLES TO CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD IMMEDIATELY THE WOMEN DELIVER” | STORIES FROM TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS

Monday, February 13, 2017

After losing her fourth child during delivery at the house of her regular traditional birth attendant (TBA), 42 year–old Kemi Ariyo contracted spiritualists to get to the root of her problems. “I was widely accused to be a witch as a result of the demise of my babies,” Kemi said. “So I approached the spiritualists who pray for pregnant women and see to the delivery of their babies”.
 

Mimiko tasks incoming government, stakeholders on Agbebiye, others

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Governor Olusegun Mimiko, of Ondo State has implored the incoming Rotimi Akeredolu administration to build on its Mother and Child healthcare policies so that pregnancy will not again be a “death sentence in the state.”
 
Mimiko gave this charge in Akure during the 2nd anniversary of the initiative, where he was lauded by stakeholders for the accomplishments made in the eight years of his administration, especially in the health sector.
 

TBAs are indispensable to healthcare delivery – Omoseyindemi

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IN recognition of the important role that they play in the provision of healthcare, especially at the grassroots, Traditional Birth Attendants, TBAs, have been recognised as indispensable to healthcare delivery in the country. 

 

A past Chairman of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi who stated this position, said the State government should put in place capacity building programmes to boost the confidence of TBAs to safely take  deliveries and make quick referrals in case of emergency.

 

Sokoto/Kebbi Organise IFAS Start-up Project To Help Pregnant Women In Northern Nigeria

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sokoto and Kebbi States ministry of Health has organised a three day workshop aimed at boosting Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) for pregnant women in Northern Nigeria.
 
The IFAS startup workshop would help in no small measure in the sensitising not only child bearing age women in the region but also their husbands on adequate preparation before having children.
 

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.
 

Niger gov’s wife advocates for child spacing

(Courtesy dailytrust.com.ng)
Monday, December 12, 2016

A gynaecologist and wife of Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for child spacing to check the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the state.

 

 In an address at the opening ceremony of the World Contraception Day (WCD) Ambassadors project at Gyigyi and Sharuwadna communities in Shiroro Local Government Area, Dr. Amina said the maternal mortality rate in the state was high and that all hands must be on deck to check it.

 

'Kangaroo mothering' helps boost a child's health and intelligence, study finds

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kangaroo mothering”, the practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with a newborn baby, results in healthier, more intelligent and successful offspring, a new study reveals.

 

 

A 20-year follow-up from a landmark trial found that those nurtured in the kangaroo method scored higher in IQ tests and earned 53 per cent more.

 

 

They were also found to be less likely to have behavioural problems such as aggression and display absenteeism than babies in a control group.

 

 

Group to Conduct House-to-House Education on Maternal, Child Health in Oworonsoki

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A youth group in Lagos, Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative’s Health Team has decided to tackle the spate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria by engaging and educating the members of Oworonsoki community on better maternal and child health. The group plans to organise a three-day house-to-house education visit to the members of the community especially the slum areas of the town, to talk to pregnant women and people who take care of women under the age of five years, they also plan to share educational resources and use SMS to reinforce the message.

USAID/SHOPS Counts Gains Of Family Planning/Maternal Child Health Services In Nigeria

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported program in Nigeria; Strengthening Health Outcomes Through Private Sectors (ShOPS) said it has improve the quality and sustainability of family planning and maternal and child health services in Nigeria through the private sector participation.
 

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