By Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.
By Bayo Akinloye
By 'Yemi Oluwadare
The Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Sir EmekaOffor has urged Rotarians in the country not to relent in the fight against Poliovirus.
Sir Offor who spoke at an event organised by Rotary District 9140 to celebrate the World Polio Day in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, charged the rotarians to “stay vigilant in the fight against polio,” insisting that the disease must be defeated.
The Zamfara Government on Monday said it was partnering with some international organisations for the improvement of primary healthcare delivery in the state.
Alhaji Yusuf Mafara, Executive Secretary, Zamfara Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), told newsmen in Gusau that the organisations included UNICEF, World Health Organisation and Save the Children International.
Others were the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN) and Maternal and New-Born Child Health (MNCH).
By Gabriel Olawale
THE Nigerian Medical Association, NMA Lagos State branch, has blamed poor healthcare facilities, dwindling human resources capacity, and intra-professional rivalry, among other inequalities in healthcare access and cultural barriers, for the lack of quality healthcare delivery in the country.
By Doyin Ojosipe
Abu’s wife, Ocheme had long wished for a baby girl, she has had three boys already in three years; the fourth attempt was a still birth and just one year after, she got pregnant again with same high hopes of having a baby girl.
Unfortunately, she never made it. She had prolonged labour and was taken for cesarean section- only the baby came safe.
By Segun Adebowale
The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.
The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.
(Lagos, March 8, 2015) On this International Women's Day, experts and partners on the NOTAGAIN Campaign have called for effective implementation of policies and commitments that promote rights and access of women to quality maternal health and family planning services, while charging stakeholders on women empowerment in Nigeria.
Almost 200 civil society groups from 77 countries are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.
The UN is currently working to devise a global development agenda for after 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, which will set worldwide priorities for development in the coming decades. This week the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals will be meeting in New York to further discussions on governance.
For more information, contact:
Oyewale Tomori FAS, NNOM
President, the Nigerian Academy of Science
Nigeria faces renewed risk of under-5 deaths from vaccine preventable diseases in 2014