Maternal Health

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.
 

Family Planning Can Prevent 18,000 Nigerian Maternal Deaths Yearly - Expert

Friday, November 11, 2016

Almost 18,000 of the 40,000 Nigerian women who die of pregnancy-related causes yearly could be saved if women who need family planning had access.
 
Many of the 241,000 newborn deaths would also be averted, said renowned Nigerian obstetrician and gynaecologist, Prof. Emmanuel Otolorin during the MamaYe Media Roundtable on Family Planning and Maternal Health in Abuja on 20 October 2016.
 

Family Planning Report Slams Nigeria Over Poor Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
 
The report used as baseline the target set at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where countries made a commitment to mobilise resources to enable 120 million women and girls use modern contraception by 2020 in 69 poorest countries, including Nigeria.
 

1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As part of efforts to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and consolidating on the gains of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is deploying 1,473 newly graduated basic midwives to Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
 

US to expand $18m Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative in Nigeria – Envoy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.

A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.

The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.

Field visit to Kakura Community in Kaduna Reveal Agony of Pregnant Women

Friday, August 12, 2016

Women and children in rural areas are not the only ones disproportionately affected by poor quality of maternal and child health care delivery. Those in communities few kilometers away from the city are faced with health threats also due to the absence of health facilities.
 

Field Visit: Igbologun Community Yearn for Government’s Intervention

Friday, June 10, 2016

When NOTAGAIN Campaign Media team visited Igbologun, an island community in Amuwo Odofin Local Governmenr Area of Lagos State, we witnessed the helpless situation experienced by pregnant women and children in the community with respect to health care. Located close to the traditional ruler’s quarters is a Maternity Centre which appeared to be deserted as there were no patients in the facility at the time of visit.
 

Maternal and child health care: Rural communities still disproportionately in need

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Access to and utilization of healthcare services is related to the availability of the right type of care for those in need, financial accessibility, quality of care, geographical accessibility, and acceptability of service provided.  In developing countries like Nigeria, access to quality health services in the public sector has been a universal challenge owing to the aforementioned factors. The state of the Nigerian public health system is largely dysfunctional and grossly under-funded.

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