News Desk

Expert Advocates Men’s Participation In Family Planning

Friday, February 21, 2020

Dr Taiwo Johnson, Director, Post-Pregnancy Family Planning Project (PPFP), on Friday called for men’s participation in family planning.
Johnson made the call at a day sensitisation meeting with the Media Advocacy Group (MAPHealth) in Lagos.
She said men should understand the benefits of family planning method soon after child delivery by their wives.

 

German minister urges Nigerians to embrace family planning

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, Gerd Mueller, has advised Nigerian Parents to embrace Family Planning (FP) to promote responsible parenthood.

Mueller on Tuesday during his visit to the Nyanya General Hospital, Abuja, said FP was key in ensuring child spacing as well as promoting their access to quality education and better living condition.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that visit was part of the nationwide family campaign project of the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Dominic Uzu: We have lost maternal health champion – HAMI

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Health4All Media Initiative (HAMI) on Wednesday described the death of one of its members, Dominic Eze Uzu, 60, as “shocking” and “saddened”!
His death, according to a statement by the Secretary of the group, Sola Ojo, came at a time the HAMI was trying to intensify maternal and newborn reportage in Nigeria with a focus on rural communities in Kaduna State.
HAMI is a group of journalists cut across print, electronic and new media working on health as one of the key component of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Nigeria is working towards.

Experts harp on family planning as effective strategy against maternal mortality

Thursday, January 16, 2020

To reduce maternal and child mortality, family planning has been identified as the most cost-effective means to improve the health of mothers in Nigeria.
The Zonal Coordinator, Nationwide Family Planning Campaign, Adeniji Raji made the remark at its inaugural meeting held in Lagos.
Raji said family planning helps people to have the desired number of children, which can lead to improved health of mothers and contribute to the nation’s social and economic development.

Most women don’t regret after having abortion – Study

Monday, January 13, 2020

A new research has found that most women feel ‘relieved’ and don’t ‘regret’ their decision after having an abortion.
The study, which was described by a CNN report as one of the largest to date on the topic, was published Sunday in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Also, about 25 per cent of all pregnancies ended in an induced abortion, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Researchers say there has been an assumption that women will regret having an abortion.

Oluwakemi Areola: ‘Our statistics shows there are virtually many girl children out of school in all states’

Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Our husbands want sex, not family planning — Lagos housewives cry out

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mrs Sakinat Azeez will not forget in a hurry her experience with her husband the first time she tried to initiate a discussion about family planning. Sakinat said the encounter was discouraging and scary. She narrated her encounter with Good Health Weekly at one of the Primary Health Centres in Ijora.

 

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Nigeria youths lack quality reproductive health information- Devcoms

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An NGO, Development Communications Network (Devcoms), says majority of young people in Nigeria are not empowered with quality information to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.
Mr Akin Jimoh, DevComs Programme Director, made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos.

Emir tasks govt on maternal mortality

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Coordinator of the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development and Emir of Argugungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera, has urged governments at all levels to increase efforts in curtailing maternal mortality in Nigeria. He made the call in Kaduna after a one-day review meeting with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Northern Nigeria organized by the foundation in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

World Contraception Day: Experts Call For Increased Awareness To Curb Unsafe Abortion

Thursday, September 26, 2019

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Contraception Day, experts have called for urgent action on unwanted and underage pregnancies to check the rising rate of unsafe abortion in the country.
They​ gave the warning in a statement jointly issued on Wednesday.
The Programme Director of Development Communications Network (Devcoms), Akin Jimoh, noted that the majority of young people in Nigeria are not empowered with quality information to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

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