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“I survived childbirth because of midwives” – Mrs Saraki

Friday, May 5, 2017

As Nigeria joins the rest of the World in Marking the International Day of The Mid Wife, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Nigerian Senate has hailed the role of midwives around the world in saving lives of mothers and babies.
 
At an event held in Abuja on Friday to mark the International Day, Mrs Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, said that she was only able to survive child birth because of the role of midwives.
 

NGO says 800,000 under-5 children die annually in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Partnership For Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) says  no fewer than 800,000 children under the age of five are dying in Nigeria annually.
 
Dr Remi Adeseun, the Project Director, Strategy, for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)-PACFaH, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
 
According to him, the major causes of under-five deaths include childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.
 

Myfptori portal pushing family planning among rural families

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An online portal, myfptori.com is helping young people tell their stories about contraception, family planning, sexual and reproductive health.
The portal started with a $5,000 seed grant to ambassadors of contraception to collect and share digital stories about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in their home countries.

Addressing Funding Gap To Save Millions Of Nigerian Children From Malnutrition

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Recent survey by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that malnutrition accounts for the death of 2,300 Nigerian children daily.
 
It also notes that more than 2.5 million children under the age of five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and are likely to die if adequate funding is not provided to treat them.
 

20 million Nigerian women have been circumcised - Wellbeing Foundation President

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki has revealed that about 20 million Nigerian women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
 
Mrs Saraki made the disclosure in commemoration of the United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6.
 

‘41,000 Nigerian children are infected with HIV every year,’ Wellbeing Foundation founder says

Friday, February 3, 2017

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs Toyin Saraki has said that Nigeria is in the midst of a national health crisis.
 
Mrs Saraki, who is the Chair of Nigeria's Primary Healthcare Revitalization Support Group, however added that the solution to the crisis is within the nation’s grasp.
 

Save the Children pledges to help educate child victims displaced by Boko Haram

Monday, January 30, 2017

A non-governmental organisation, Save the Children, has disclosed its plans to partner with the federal government in a bid to make education a priority in Nigeria.
 
Tove Wang, CEO of Save the Children Norway, made this known during a media briefing on the preparations for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on the crisis in Nigeria.
 
The conference which is scheduled for February 23 and 24 in Norway, will focus on nutrition, protection, food security and also on the access to education.
 

Save the Children tasks government, development partners on Universal Health Coverage

A nurse assists a young mother (courtesy guardian.ng)
Sunday, December 18, 2016

To reduce maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, there is need for national commitment and investment towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by building universal, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services at primary health care level.
 

NGO recruits 2,208 workers on child spacing

AFRH Logo (Courtesy afrhnigeria.org)
Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Non-Governmental- Organisation (NGO), Association for Reproductive and Family Health (AFRH), yesterday said it has recruited 2, 208 community-based distribution agents across the four focal states of Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa and Katsina to sensitise husbands and mothers on the benefits of child spacing.
 

NGO organises free medicare for Almajiri schools

Courtesy Pulse.ng
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H-COHEIC), an NGO, said on Tuesday it had rolled out a special medical care programme for Almajiri schools in Zamfara State.

 

Dr Nuradeen Abubakar, the state Programmme Officer of the NGO, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.

 

Abubakar said that the programme, an initiative of the daughter of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Zainab Abdulaziz,  was mainly targeted at addressing the health challenges of vulnerable children such as the Almajiri.