Born in 1970, Bosede Afolabi, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has dedicated over 19 years of her life in improving the lives of mothers and their babies in Nigeria.
Having sexual immediately after childbirth can cause bleeding, infection, painful sex and break down of perineal tear in women, says a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.
The gynaecologist, Abosede Lewu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the well-being of the woman immediately after birth would determine when to resume sexual intercourse.
Ms Lewu is the team lead at Girlsaide Initiative and Convener, Keep All Mothers Alive Project.
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.
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.
Lamenting the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the country, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has described pregnancy and child birthing greatest occupational hazard in Nigeria.
Addressing journalists in Ibadan at a strategy meeting organised by the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists in Nigeria (NRHJN), Adewole said that a nation must attach priority to women and children, adding that 30 percent of Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) can be prevented by Family Planning (FP).
Stakeholders have called for the embrace of child spacing, stressing that it curbs maternal and child mortalities as well as constitutes an essential part of wellbeing of families.
"In Nigeria, all Demographic Health Surveys, DHS, have shown this pattern. The 2013 DHS data showed that when births are spaced at least three years apart, the number of infants deaths fall dramatically, " Country Director, Health Policy Plus(HP+) Nigeria,Onoriode Ezire noted
At least, one million premature babies die annually, founder, Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation, AMCH, Dr. Elizabeth Disu has disclosed.
Speaking at the AMCH World Prematurity Day celebration held in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria at the weekend, Disu said prematurity is one of the leading cause of newborn death in the world.
Madamai is a village in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The community, located on a rocky terrain, is some three hours away from Kaduna main town; the community lacks healthcare centre, good road, schools and portable drinking water.
The journey to Madamai community which should ordinarily be a five minutes’ drive takes 20 to 25 minutes because of the bad roads which the residents say contributes to the death of many women in the area, especially those in labour.
THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Olasupo Ayokunle, have lamented the high rate of Nigerian women who died daily at child birth.
Describing this as unacceptable, they advised the Federal Government to invest heavily in Family Planning, to give hope to millions of Nigerian women who died yearly at child birth.
NIGERIA has restated its commitment towards ensuring access of women to family planning services and commodities with a pledge to achieve a modern contraceptive rate of 27 per cent among all women by 2020.
Nigeria also committed to increasing its annual allocation for contraceptives from $3 million to $4 million while ensuring total disbursement of $56 million to the states through participation in the Global Financing Facility and international development assistance loans.