Reproductive Health

Girl Child Day: NGO tasks FG on immunisation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), an NGO, has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that girls in hard to reach areas are not left behind and that all girls have access to important vaccines.

 

 

The vaccines include Tetanus, Rubella and Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, among others.

 

 

Dr Aminu Magashi, Chairman, Board of Trustees, CHR, made the appeal in a statement issued by Asma’u Rufa’i, Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator of the organisation on Wednesday in Abuja.

‘Govt needs to eliminate barriers to accessing contraception by adolescents’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Access and use of effective contraception provides both health and social benefits as it reduces unintended pregnancies and abortions.
 
This is according to the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), as it joined the world in commemorating the World Contraceptive Day.
 
The non-governmental organisation said contraceptive use is of importance to adolescents, especially female adolescents.
 

Health Minister, UNICEF, Others Urge Actions To Curb Child Mortality

Monday, October 9, 2017

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, remarked that the country’s mortality in children Under-Five “is still very unacceptable’’.
 
In his remarks at the advocacy meeting on reproductive health in Abuja, organised by the office of the wife of the President, the minister stressed the urgency for the government to invest in health as it did in other infrastructure.
 
He said the administration was focusing attention on the basic health care system and intended to achieve eight million person target in three years.
 

Ayade tasks Nigerians on birth control

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wife of the Cross River, State Governor, Mrs. Linda Ayade has stressed on the need to empower and safeguard the well-being of women, adolescent girls and young people in society.
 
Mrs. Ayade said such needs could be reached through advocacy tools, behavioral change communication, health talks, training in small and medium scale enterprises among other measures.
 
The governor’s wife made these remarks in Calabar at the occasion of the commemoration of the 2017 World Population Day.
 

Nigeria increases funding commitments for Family Planning

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nigeria has increased its funding to commitments for expanding access to family planning for millions of women and girls worldwide to four million dollars.
 
The Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole made this declaration at the Family Planning  Summit in London, United Kingdom, where more than 60 governments and partners pledged commitments of at least $2.5 billion.
 
Professor Adewole said Nigeria’s commitment will go a long way in reaching thousands of women and girls with critical reproductive health information.
 

China Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.
 

Female Condom: Less than 1% Compliance Recorded In Nigeria

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In pursuance of diverse Family Planning methods as well as in curbing the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), the female condom has come to stay in Nigeria but regrettably, statistics has revealed that there is less than one per cent compliance and with the North recording almost zero per cent.
 

FG, Bill Gate to reach 36% family planning contraceptive access in 2018

Courtesy (tribuneonlineng.com)
Monday, December 19, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Millennium Development Goal Fund is set to reach 36 per cent access to family planning contraceptives in 2018.
 
The Reproductive Health Division headed by Dr Kayode Afolabi, made the disclosure on Tuesday during a Family Planning Watch final dissemination event in Abuja.