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CODE Commends Kano Govt For Approving Child Rights Bill

Friday, February 12, 2021

Connected Development (CODE), a non-profit organisation, has applauded the Kano State Government for approving the Child Rights Protection Bill.
The reason for the bill is to protect children, girls especially, from early marriages and domestic violence, as well as punish violators of children’s rights.
Read more at: https://leadership.ng/code-commends-kano-govt-for-approving-child-rights...

Ministry Calls For Media Support On Youth And Adolescent Matters In Edo

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health under Edo State Ministry of Health has called on media practitioners to increase their support for matters relating to youth, adolescent and reproductive health in the state.
Miss Omonye Adeseiye, State Adolescent Health Desk Officer of AYRH made the call during a media round table meeting organised by The Challenge Initiative (TCI) in Benin on Tuesday.

Why Nigeria Urgently Needs To Enforce Family Planning As Human Right

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Medical experts recommend spacing or having children every three years rather than too many and too quickly as a most cost-effective way to prevent maternal, infant, and child mortality. This is because it curbs the number of unintended pregnancies, the number of abortions, and the proportion of births at high risk, thereby stemming overpopulation with its attendant economic consequences.

Family planning: Nasarawa women advocate safe commodities to tackle bleeding

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Some women in Nasarawa State have advocated for the production of safe family planning consumables that could ease days of bleeding for women that assessed family planning services. They also called for the training and retraining of family planning service providers to update their skills to better handle clients at family planning units.

Is Nigeria Ready for a Healthcare Investment Bank?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, with a growing population and large healthcare market. Inadequate health financing, high levels of poverty and weak healthcare infrastructure limit access to affordable, high-quality health services. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the country's health system: it highlights an urgent need for adequate health investments through efficient institutions and mechanisms that can drive improvement in health outcomes.

Some Governors award contracts to family members – Wike reveals

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dared other Governors to reveal the identities of contractors handling projects in their various States.
Governor Wike threw the challenge during the commissioning of the Rumuekini-Aluu road in Obio-Akpor and Ikwerre Local government areas of the state.
He pledged to continue to patronize local contractors who deliver quality road projects for the Rivers State government.
Revealing the names of contractors handling road projects in Rivers State, Wike said governors give contracts to family members rather than prioritize quality.

Family planning experts advocate husband’s involvement on child spacing

Monday, November 23, 2020

Family planning experts in Nasarawa state, Monday, urged spouses to embrace family planning services.
They specifically emphasised the need for husbands to always support their wives in the practice.
Speaking during her presentation at a three-day workshop on family planning in Lafia, state coordinator, The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Dr. Deborah Hassan encouraged families, especially husbands to support their wives to access planning services to the good of their family and society in general.

Doctors vow to end child, maternal mortality

Thursday, November 5, 2020

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
Medical doctors working with Rivers State Government have lauded the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, for creating opportunity to employ more health workers to improve the work force in the state health sector.
The doctors under the name, National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, an affiliate of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), also vowed to ensure end to child and maternal mortality in the State.

Fed Govt partners stakeholders to end maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Federal Government yesterday launched the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N), a multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform geared towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially for women, children and the elderly.

Nigerian govt launches new platform to reduce maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

As part of effort to reduce maternal mortality in the country, the federal government has launched the Nigeria Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) platform.
The platform seeks to improve the well-being of women, children, adolescents and elderly in Nigeria, according to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.
Mr Ehanire, while speaking at the launch on Monday, said the challenges of the country’s health system are multidimensional and require an integrated, multi-sectoral approach.

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