News Desk

How health workers’ migration worsens maternal, infant mortality in Nigeria

Thursday, March 5, 2020

vourable working conditions and a general lack of attention to the health sector are leading causes of high migration rates among health workers in Nigeria. These continue to aggravate the country’s infant and maternal mortality, our investigation reveals.

TCI Trains Media Professionals On Childbirth Spacing

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Driven by the needs to enlighten the general public towards understanding the advantages of childbirth spacing for sustainable socio-economic development.
The Challenge Initiative, Nigeria in collaboration with Development Communication Network, ( DevComm ) on Wednesday organized 3-day training for media professionals, social media influencers and MDA’s officials on Media Advocacy for Childbirth spacing in Kano.

Childbirth spacing not meant to deflate population growth, says TCI.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Driven by the needs to enlightening the general public towards understanding the advantages of childbirth spacing for sustainable socio-economic development.

The Challenge Initiative, Nigeria in collaboration with Development Communication Network, ( DevComm ) organised 3-day training of media personnel, social media influencers and MDA’s officials on Media Advocacy for Childbirth spacing held in Kano.

TCI Commences Training of Journalists on Reporting Child Birth Spacing in Bauchi

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Project The Challenge Initiative (TCI) has commenced a three days intensive training for over 23 Journalists on the uptake of Family Planning services in Bauchi State.
Declaring the training open today in Bauchi, the First Lady of the State, Dr Aisha Bala Mohammed said that the media are partners for any meaningful development, hence their ability to work with the government and development partners is important in creating awareness among the people.

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.

 

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.

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.

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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