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CODE Commends Kano Govt For Approving Child Rights Bill

Friday, February 12, 2021

Connected Development (CODE), a non-profit organisation, has applauded the Kano State Government for approving the Child Rights Protection Bill.
The reason for the bill is to protect children, girls especially, from early marriages and domestic violence, as well as punish violators of children’s rights.
Read more at: https://leadership.ng/code-commends-kano-govt-for-approving-child-rights...

Customary and religious laws are impeding progress towards women’s health in Nigeria

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Numerous countries have committed themselves to promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by ratifying international human rights treaties. These include the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

DevComs, TCI trains Gombe journalists on media advocacy for Child Birth Spacing

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Development Communications (Devcoms) Network, with support from The Challenge Initiative (TCI) has trained 25 journalists in Gombe, northeast Nigeria, on writing compelling stories that will increase public awareness on child spacing, as well as encourage policymakers improve financing of child spacing programme in the state.

Ministry Calls For Media Support On Youth And Adolescent Matters In Edo

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health under Edo State Ministry of Health has called on media practitioners to increase their support for matters relating to youth, adolescent and reproductive health in the state.
Miss Omonye Adeseiye, State Adolescent Health Desk Officer of AYRH made the call during a media round table meeting organised by The Challenge Initiative (TCI) in Benin on Tuesday.

Family planning: Nasarawa women advocate safe commodities to tackle bleeding

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Some women in Nasarawa State have advocated for the production of safe family planning consumables that could ease days of bleeding for women that assessed family planning services. They also called for the training and retraining of family planning service providers to update their skills to better handle clients at family planning units.

Why Nigeria Urgently Needs To Enforce Family Planning As Human Right

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Medical experts recommend spacing or having children every three years rather than too many and too quickly as a most cost-effective way to prevent maternal, infant, and child mortality. This is because it curbs the number of unintended pregnancies, the number of abortions, and the proportion of births at high risk, thereby stemming overpopulation with its attendant economic consequences.

ASPHDA Assures On Improved Maternal, Child Health

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Abia State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHDA) says it is committed toward improved maternal and child health through the provision of healthcare interventions.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Chinagozi Adindu, said this in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia yesterday.
Adindu said the agency had adopted a proactive strategy to achieve its set objective.
He said the agency had commenced a maternal, newborn and child health week as well as a modified integrated medical outreach.

ASPHDA Assures On Improved Maternal, Child Health

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Abia State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHDA) says it is committed toward improved maternal and child health through the provision of healthcare interventions.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Chinagozi Adindu, said this in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia yesterday.
Adindu said the agency had adopted a proactive strategy to achieve its set objective.
He said the agency had commenced a maternal, newborn and child health week as well as a modified integrated medical outreach.

Is Nigeria Ready for a Healthcare Investment Bank?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, with a growing population and large healthcare market. Inadequate health financing, high levels of poverty and weak healthcare infrastructure limit access to affordable, high-quality health services. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the country's health system: it highlights an urgent need for adequate health investments through efficient institutions and mechanisms that can drive improvement in health outcomes.

Some Governors award contracts to family members – Wike reveals

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dared other Governors to reveal the identities of contractors handling projects in their various States.
Governor Wike threw the challenge during the commissioning of the Rumuekini-Aluu road in Obio-Akpor and Ikwerre Local government areas of the state.
He pledged to continue to patronize local contractors who deliver quality road projects for the Rivers State government.
Revealing the names of contractors handling road projects in Rivers State, Wike said governors give contracts to family members rather than prioritize quality.

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