Maternal Health

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.
 

Nurses and Midwives Must Do Something To Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality

Friday, May 12, 2017

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nurses and Midwives in the country to rededicate themselves to quality service delivery in order to boost healthcare and reduce the high prevalence of infant and maternal mortality in the country.
 

Mental Health is Important! Postpartum Support Network Africa held the first World Maternal Mental Health Day in Africa

Friday, May 12, 2017

Recently, Postpartum Support Network Africa (PSN Africa) held the first ever World Maternal Mental Health Day Conference in Africa!

 
World Maternal Mental Health day draws attention to essential health concerns for mothers and families. Life changes around pregnancy make women more vulnerable to mental illness, the most prevalent of which is postpartum depression (depression after childbirth).

Save lives, donate blood

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Every year, Nigeria loses an estimate of 59,000 women to predictable and easily prevented deaths. Each week, 1,131 women die in childbirth. In the last seven days, 1,131 Nigerian families have lost mothers, friends, sisters and daughters to pregnancy.  Every week, more children are forced to grow up without mothers, and are subjected to the difficulties that entails. These children are more likely to die before their fifth birthday.

Reddington Hospital Redefines Healthcare in Nigeria

Thursday, May 11, 2017

While Nigeria continues to grapple with poor health system that has caused many of its citizens to access care in foreign countries like the Unite States, United Kingdom and Turkey, there seems to be a ray of hope, as private healthcare providers like Reddington Hospital Group are filling the gaps in the country with the aim of giving Nigerians state-of-the-art healthcare just as it is in many developed nations.

 

 

Supply and demand: targeting providers and moms to improve kids' health in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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.

Charity opens resource centre for family planning

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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."

UNICEF engages journalists on child, maternal health

Monday, May 15, 2017

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.
Read more: https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/05/12/unicef-engages-journalists-chil...

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