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Taraba community embraces family planning

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Communities in Zing, Taraba State, have embraced family planning with enthusiasm as a way to check family sizes in tune with current economic realities.
Mrs Roseline John Jella of the General Hospital Zing, who is the local government coordinator of family planning, said that there was a lot of awareness as a result of their outreach program and activities of some NGOs, that has triggered overwhelming interest from the locals.

Anambra to sanction health centers with family planning service charges

Monday, April 26, 2021

Anambra state government has warned Primary Health Care (PHC) centers in the state to desist from making financial demands from patients accessing family planning services in the facilities or be sanctioned.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala gave the warning in Awka at a Media Roundtable on Family Planning organised by The Change Initiative, tagged, “Improving Access to Family Planning Services among Women of Reproductive Age in Anambra State”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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