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Nigeria still among the 30 high burden countries for TB - (Expert)

Monday, March 28, 2022

Urgent investment towards putting an end to preventable and curable diseases like Tuberculosis is very important to address the needles deaths and infirmities in Nigeria.
As the country commemorates the 2022 World TB Day, themed, “Invest to End TB. Save Lives” the government needs to pay urgent attention to the response to TB disease which has not gone anywhere despite Nigerians’ distraction due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

Pathfinder Partners Ogun Govt On Reproductive Health, Improved Family Planning

Monday, February 14, 2022

#INTHENEWS:
February 14, (THEWILL) – Pathfinder International, a family planning organisation, has partnered Ogun State Government, in reproductive health and family planning initiatives to further improve the wellbeing of women in childbearing age.
The Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Pathfinder International, Nigeria, Malam Yusuff Nuhu, who thanked the state government for providing an enabling environment for the partnership to thrive, said the agency would continue to work with the state in achieving efficient health care delivery.

FG Introduces birth control policy, advocates use of contraceptive

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Federal Government has launched new birth-control policy, stressing the need for urgent measures to address Nigeria’s high fertility rate, through expanding access to modern contraceptive methods across the country.
Nigeria’s population is projected to hit 400 million by 2050 according to the United Nations.

Addressing maternal mortality in Nigeria

Friday, January 28, 2022

According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria accounts for over 34 per cent of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after an abortion for a Nigerian woman is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 4,900 in developed countries. Preventing maternal mortality and improving the maternal health of Nigerian women therefore needs a multifaceted undertaking.

Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria accounts for over 34% of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after an abortion for a Nigerian woman is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 4900 in developed countries. Preventing maternal mortality and improving the maternal health of Nigerian women needs a multifaceted undertaking. The combined effort can be accomplished through the collective efforts of health care providers, members of society, and the government as a whole.

20,000 benefit from Ondo Maternal/Child Health Scheme in two years

Monday, January 24, 2022

Over 20,000 people have benefited from the Ondo state mother and child health scheme, christened ”Abiyamo” within two years
The Director-General of the Ondo State Contributory Health Commission, Dr Abiodun Oyeneyin said this in Akure.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/01/20000-benefit-from-ondo-maternal-chi...

How to improve COVID-19 coverage: Webinar for journalists offered by UNESCO, WHO and Knight Center. Register for free now!

Friday, January 21, 2022

A new multilingual webinar for journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic is just around the corner.
“Variants, vaccines and medications: What journalists need to know to improve COVID-19 coverage” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. U.S. Central Time (GMT -6). Use a time zone conveter, like this one, to find out the time in your city.

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UK-based Don Rates Niger High In Maternal, Neonatal Care

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A professor of medical engineering technology at Imperial College London, United Kingdom (UK), Prof Hippolite Amadi has rated Niger State high in maternal and neonatal care.
He expressed delight at the state’s special care for the baby unit at the Jummai Babangida Maternal and Neonatal Hospital Minna, saying that it is one of the best in Nigeria.
Amadi stated this shortly after an assessment tour of the unit with journalists to see the equipment installed and the services being rendered by the unit.

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