News Desk

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.

HEALTHCARE FUNDING: COVID-19 exposes govts’ failures

Saturday, April 25, 2020

FG allocates 4.5% of budget to health in 12 years FG, states allocated 6% of budget to health in 2019 Malaria claims 73,680 Nigerians in 4 months Nigeria loses 216,000 children, 22,310 pregnant women this year.

      

IF the Federal Government and state governments had not been paying lip service to healthcare funding, Nigeria would have been at a vantage position to combat the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world.

Causes and consequence of COVID-19 Information Crisis in Africa. And what we can do about it?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The ongoing coronavirus which has gutted at least 206 countries has created a new wildfire called an ‘infodemic,’ an epidemic of misinformation on the pandemic.
The infodemic is manifesting as conspiracy theories, wild stories, phantom imaginations about the origin of the pandemic and spurious treatment options and out-of-context visual materials about its effect.

Family Planning: Ogun Advocates For Massive Awareness -James Ogunnaike

Saturday, March 28, 2020

ABEOKUTA- The Executive Secretary, Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola has charged all stakeholders in the family planning of the state health sector to join hands in taking the awareness campaign on the benefits of adopting family planning to nooks and crannies of the state.
Ogunsola gave the charge at a three day training on media advocacy for family planning held in Abeokuta in collaboration with Development Communications (DevComs) Network and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria.

Rotary Combats Maternal and Child Mortality in Oyo State

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Left to Right- Past President Rotary Club of Oyo Metro and Oyo State Project Chairman, MCHP, Adedokun Adeyemo; Past District Governor and Project Coordinator, MCHP, Yomi Adewunmi; Onjo of Okeho, HRM Oba Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha,Adeiitan II; Past District Governor, the Host Project Contact on Reduction in Maternal and Child Health Project in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States (GG1984454), Adeniji Raji, at the One Day Community Sensitization Seminar held at General Hospital, Okeho Oyo State.

Delta State Government advocates childbirth spacing

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment to save the lives of women of reproductive age and their children, stating that it would not leave any stone unturned in its sensitization efforts on the need for Deltans to imbibe childbirth spacing.
This was the major thrust of the 3-Day training programme organized by the Delta State Ministry of Health for media personnel, social media influencers and officials in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) on media advocacy for family planning in Asaba.

2030: Experts say, adopting family planning will ensure attainment of SDGs in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 Family health experts have expressed the view that voluntary adoption of family planning policy, could help Nigeria attain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) come 2030.
 
The experts stated this on Wednesday at a 3-day Training Workshop on Media Advocacy on Family Planning in Delta.
 
The workshop was organised by the Development Communications (DevComs) Network, a non-Governmental Organisation, in collaboration with The Challenge Initiative (TCI) in Asaba.
 

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