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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.

ETSU’s Dr. Tosin Ariyo receives Changemakers in Family Planning grant

Monday, October 5, 2020

Dr. Tosin Ariyo, a member of East Tennessee State University’s Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health (CARE Women’s Health), has been awarded a 2020 Changemakers in Family Planning grant from the Society for Family Planning.
Ariyo is a community health scientist and women’s health advocate who is dedicated to addressing health disparities in underserved communities. She serves as research director in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy in the ETSU College of Public Health.

Mrs Sanwo-Olu’s timely warning to pregnant women: Read what she told them

Friday, October 2, 2020

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has cautioned citizens, especially pregnant women, nursing mothers and teenagers against patronizing quacks for their health care needs.
Speaking on Friday at the flag-off of 2020 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCAH) Week in Lagos which held at the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area Secretariat, Sanwo-Olu, particularly frowned at the rate at which pregnant women patronized quacks who claimed to be traditional birth attendants for their ante-natal and post-natal care needs.

Lockdown: Family Planning providers lament low turnout of clients in Ogun

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.

COVID-19: Nutrition Society Encourages Mothers In Isolation To Express Breastmilk

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.

Covid-19: FG, stakeholder should promote nutrition among Nigerians – Brai

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.

FG budgets $4million for population control

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The federal government has set aside $4 million to tackle family planning, child and maternal health in the 2018 budget, it was learnt yesterday.
 
Chairman of The Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr Ejike Orji, stated this at a media round table at the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja.
 
A member of the group, Dr Kole Shettima, lauded the federal government for allocation.
 
He said it was critical to the sustenance of maternal and child health programmes in the country.
 

PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin

Monday, June 5, 2017

Babatunde Osotimehin was a global leader of public health, women’s empowerment and young people, particularly focused on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as population and development.
 
After his appointment as UNFPA Executive Director, effective 2011, he spearheaded efforts by the international community to advance the milestone consensus of the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994.
 

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