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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.

Contraception, tool to stimulate economic progress, social development

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

“It’s Your Life, It’s Your Responsibility’’ is the theme for the 2019 World Contraception Day, aimed to promote the health and welfare of the entire family and in turn the whole community, nation and the world.
World Contraception Day is an annual event commemorated to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available, and also encourage young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

Women education panacea for maternal mortality

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The health and wealth of a nation depends on the Nigerian woman. Women’s education is key to addressing maternal mortality.”
These were the words of the Chairman, Committee of wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) and wife of the Lagos State governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu COWLSO’s 19th National Women’s Conference held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
The theme of this year’s conference is: “Unlearn, Learn and Relearn: 21st Century Women’s T.H.E.M.E.S Perspectives/Approach.”

Sanwo-Olu Hosts Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI)

Friday, November 15, 2019

The First lady of Lagos State, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwoolu, received entourage from the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI) in an advocacy visit.
According to PHSAI, the visit was to advocate for ways to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of young people in the state and also recognize the works of the first lady in promoting public health having served as Medical Director in Shomolu General Hospital, Lagos.

42% of women in Nigeria, others suffer abuse, stigma during childbirth

Thursday, October 17, 2019

No fewer than 42 per cent of women in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria, suffer physical or verbal abuse, stigma or discrimination during childbirth.
According to new evidence from a World Health Organisation (WHO)-led study, published October 9, 2019 in the journal Lancet, more than one-third of women in the four lower-income countries experienced mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.

Health Poor funding limiting access to family planning

Monday, October 14, 2019

A major barrier to accessing family planning commodities in the country is the out-of-pocket cost of consumables, especially at the local government supported primary healthcare centres (PHCs). But increasing budget lines for family planning as well their timely release would make needed services more accessible. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI

Living in Nigeria with a growing population estimated at 198 million by the National Population Commission (NpopC), it is common to hear about advocacy groups promoting the use of family planning to curb the exponential population.

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