It is not unusual to find teenagers being delivered of babies. And Nigeria is not an exception. And sadly, too, the situation seems to be taking on a serious trend among teenagers aged 13-18 in particular. GABRIEL OLAWALE investigated this phenomenon and interacted with some of the affected teenagers. Expressing ignorance and naivety, they described their predicament as their own way out of societal menace caused by poverty, peer-pressure and parental deprivation.
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Development Communications Network (@Devcoms) in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (@StopTBNigeria) launches a one-month social media campaign on Tuberculosis today 17th January, 2019. The tuberculosis campaign tagged “Speak Out! Stop Tuberculosis in Nigeria” #SOSTBNaija is hosting Richard Mofe-Damijo as the first speaker in a tweet chat.
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In 2016, Mrs Mummy Nkoronye was full on joy and expectations as she shopped for baby items and made plans on how to travel to the village in December to present her “new’’ baby, as it is customary, to her mother in-law.
But when she went into labour at a health facility in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, no one expected that it would be a tough one.
That was her fourth journey to the labour room; the labour was prolonged and she wasn’t advised to take another alternative or intervention.
In recent times, the advocacy for family planning has become crucial as demand for reproductive, and population reduction, economic, health care grows.
There is no doubt anymore that the benefits of family planning are numerous and if properly executed will go a long way in enabling countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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In view of the curfew imposed in Kaduna state by the state government over crisis, the Health4All Media Initiative (HAMI) has urged residents to guard against unplanned pregnancies.
HAMI in a press statement issued Saturday in Kaduna and signed by its Secretary, Sola Ojo said the call is informed by the fact that due to the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government, there is the natural possibility of increase in sexual activities amongst both the married and unmarried.
ollowing the intervention of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) in the renovation of Family Planning (FP) clinics in Lagos state, there has been increased number of FP users at Ajeabo and Palm Avenue Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Mushin. LEADERSHIP recently visited those areas and found out that since NURHI 72 hours makeover of the FP units in some PHCs across Lagos, more women of reproductive age have come to realize the importance of FP.
When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do – she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of taking care of the new mother and child.
This duty includes passing knowledge to the new mother on how to bathe the child and take care of its umbilical cord.
According to Mama, the umbilical cord needs to heal properly, to avoid stomach pain for the child.
No fewer than 1,140 households in Niger State will be assessed in the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) which has just started across the country.
The survey will be carried out to produce comprehensive data on the nation’s population, health and nutrition situation.
The Overseeing Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) for the state, Alhaji Yusufu Mohammed Anka said that 1,140 households in 38 clusters in 20 local government areas would be surveyed in the state.
The price of abortion in Nigeria ranges from N250 to a woman’s life.
Although they are officially sold in Nigeria for the prevention and treatment of post-delivery bleeding, abortion drugs are increasingly getting popular and their potential implications are far-reaching, pitching the country’s hard stance on abortion against the stark reality doctors and healthcare providers daily contend with at their clinics.