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Monday, June 29, 2020

Asaba, June 26, 2020(NAN) Experts on reproductive health, have blamed the setbacks witnessed in family planning uptake in Delta on inability to access the N25 million budgeted for the programme by state government.

They spoke at a roundtable and media chart on Friday in Asaba, on the theme,”Family Planning Budget Line Release; The Great Imperative in Delta State.”

They said that Delta Government budgeted N8.5 million in 2018 and through pressure and demand, the budget provision was pushed up to N25 million in 2020 but regretted that the fund was never released to finance...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Authorities at the federal and state levels have been alerted on the urgent need to scale up efforts to arrest unmanageable population growth that might arise as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This could be done through increased annual health budgetary provision backed by family planning allocation releases.

Mrs. Rachael Obodo-Obunseli, the Chairperson Family Planning Advocacy Core Group in Delta State stated this at a media roundtable in Asaba at the weekend, with the theme, "Family Planning Budget Line Release: The Great Imperative in Delta State".


Friday, June 26, 2020

The need for intensified efforts at creating greater awareness on the numerous benefits of healthy family planning practice as a veritable measure against undesirable population in Nigeria has been stressed.

The urgency for all hands to be on deck in curtailing uncontrolled fertility levels or birthrate vis-a-vis increased unsafe abortion, maternal and neonatal deaths has been underscored by the outbreak of the COVID-19, the reproductive health experts observed.

Speaking at a media roundtable in Asaba at the weekend, with the theme, "Family Planning Budget Line Release: The...

Monday, June 29, 2020

Appeal has been made to the Delta State Government for quick release of the fund earmarked for Family Planning Services for effective sustenance of the services across the state.

The Chairperson, Advocacy Core Group for family planning, Barr. Rachael Obodo Obunseli made the appeal during a media chat on the theme "Family Planning Budget Line Release; The great Imperative in Delta State."

Continuing, Barr. Rachael said that the role of the Advocacy core group was to dispel the misconceptions beclouding the concept of Family Planning, while disseminating the message of the...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

About 80 child productive age women have assessed the family planning facility at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State during the dreaded coronavirus pandemic lockdown, thereby recording sharp increase.

Reproductive Health Supervisor at the Oleh Primary Health Centre, Mrs. Atedezi Aforke who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday said the sharp increase in the number of users was a result of the lockdown, as the facility normally witnessed 60 and below monthly.

According to her, In a month, we record no fewer than 80 users from our list during the lockdown...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Actions of various individuals, social groups and organizations promote or undermine human health. Their knowledge, practices and attitude also contribute to wellbeing, or compromise the quality of life.
From its multifaceted dimensions, coronavirus (Covid-19) raises several behavioural issues which affect its spread, containment, prevention and recovery. Such behaviours play a major role in those who are infected or not infected. They also determine how a society can contain its spread. Many of the behaviours are simple and need to be repeated to become regular habits of life. Some...

Monday, May 11, 2020

Family Planning Service Providers in Ogun state Monday lamented the low turnout of females procuring various family planning methods as a result of the lockdown following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.
Some of the providers who spoke to our correspondent when he visited their health care centres in Abeokuta, the state capital, revealed that the development might lead to population surge in the state.
According to them, with the high rate of fertility in Nigeria and the low prevalence of the adoption of contraceptives, Nigeria should expect a significant increase in...

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) says mothers in isolation should be encouraged to express breastmilk for their babies to be fed.
According to the organisation, this is to ensure that the baby is well nourished even while the mother receives care while receiving treatment and recovering from COVID-19 .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that expressing milk means to squeeze milk from breast, put in a container or bottle for  feeding without putting the baby directly to breast.

Monday, May 4, 2020

President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr Bartholomew Brai has called on government and other stakeholders to intensify efforts towards providing food and nutrition support to indigent households and scale up existing social protection programmes in the country. Brai also advocates adequate nutrition in the management of covid-19 patients with attention on energy, protein and fluid balance maintenance.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

For the first time in a long while, Mr Ben Olayinka and his wife, Esther, have a rare privilege of staying together indoors with their three children for two uninterrupted weeks following the Federal Government’s imposed lock down on Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory.
It is indeed an unusual opportunity for the family to bond as Olayinka revealed. Olayinka, who works in Ajah area of Lagos State, goes to work early Monday mornings and returns late on Friday evenings or early on Saturdays, as a way of cutting costs of transportation and to avoid being...