Maternal Health

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.
 

Bauchi Govt to Eradicate Maternal, Child Health Problems

Friday, November 25, 2016

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has stressed the need for stakeholders in the health sector to place special emphasis on primary healthcare in order to eradicate problems associated with maternal and child health, which have over the years taken a great toll on the people.

 

 

75,000 pregnant women risk transmitting syphilis to children yearly– Survey

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President of the Association of Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), says 75,000 women are at risk of transmitting syphilis to their unborn children annually in Nigeria.

 

Ladipo made this known when he was speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

 

He said that the figure was drawn from the recent survey conducted by Mamaye Evidence for Action and PATH, both are Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

 

Adamawa flags off maternal newborn, child health social protection scheme

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Maternal Newborn and Child Health Social Protection Scheme has taken off in Adamawa State.
 
The programme, supported by the European Union and UNICEF, was flagged off on Monday by wife of the state governor, Maryam Bindow.
 
At the ceremony in Malabu village of Fufore Local Government Area, Mrs. Bindow urged mothers, who are the major beneficiaries, and health workers involved in the scheme to give the intervention their full support.
 

How Lagos hospitals fleece pregnant women

Saturday, November 12, 2016

For a long time, the Lagos State government has claimed to operate free maternal and childcare programme in the state, to make healthcare affordable among the vulnerable groups and reduce the tin evil of maternal and newborn death. But the reality appears different, as pregnant women in some sampled primary healthcare centres and general hospitals across the state are often forced to bear the financial cost of delivery and accessing antenatal services, even in the face of the policy.
 

MTN Foundation Modernizes Four Maternal Wards in Cross River State with Ultra-modern Facilities

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ceaseless accolades have continued to trail the newly-renovated and equipped maternal wards donated to four hospitals in Cross River State by MTN Foundation as part of efforts aimed at complementing the national objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.
 
Pregnant women and mothers were particularly excited and grateful for this gesture because of the potential for reduction of high maternal mortality rates recorded nationally.
 

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