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Thursday, June 3, 2021

OYO state government is training 270 individuals in community nursing and community midwifery with the intent to employ them afterwards to beef up health service provision in the community.

Provost, Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Mrs Gbonjubola Owolabi, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the community nursing and community midwifery programmes and commissioning of a block of three classrooms in Ibadan.

She stated that each local government and local council development area had sponsored four candidates each, including 50 that were children of community...

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”
Okpala, represented by the Director of Public Health and Disease Control, Dr. Uchechukwu Onyejimbe, insisted that family...

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.
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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.
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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.

Nigeria ratified the convention on women’s rights in...

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Media advocacy training instituted by Development communications (DEVCOMS) Network and The challenge initiative (TCI), hosted a group of media practitioners and journalists to a 3-day workshop on media advocacy for family planning in Gombe state.


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...

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.
She urged participants to work collectively with the passion of TCI which vision is to see the state as a place where young people are empowered to have optimal health and development...

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.
They made the call in an interview during a tour of Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities by journalists who assessed the level of family planning services in parts of Nasarawa. The tour was organised by Development Communication Network (DevComs)....

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.
Reproductive health experts sees family planning as the tool which individuals and couples uses to attain their desired number of children or the spacing and timing of their childbirths. The...

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.
He described the two health programmes as strategic to the...