Maternal Figures offers support to journalists covering maternal health in Nigeria in a number of ways. Supported by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Code for Africa, we offer Solutions Journalism Fellowships to journalists looking to cover a maternal health story or introduce solutions journalism to their newsrooms. You may apply as a reporter or as an editor.
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· Expose under-reported local issues with critical global angles
· Undertake collaborative, ambitious reporting projects
· Pursue virtual skills training, develop expertise, and strengthen careers
The European Union (EU) will spend 54 million Euros to strengthen and promote primary healthcare, maternal and child health and newborn babies and reduce deaths associated with maternal and child health in Bauchi, Adamawa, and Kebbi States.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Abubakar Al-Sadique.
Nigeria needs $912 million to tackle the scourge of child malnutrition which is presently ravaging the country.
Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, disclosed this at a two-day Media Dialogue on “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” held on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2017, in Enugu.
Nigeria’s health sector will, in the next few weeks, run into massive chain of crises, if the federal government fail to rise to the challenge.
This is following the withdrawal of support to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently announced by the US President, Donald Trump.
The Executive Director, Association for Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP), Dr Ejike Orji, disclosed this in an interview with The AUTHORITY, in Abuja.
Stakeholders representing the various strata of the society have called for improved efforts towards the adoption and funding of family planning in the country.
Speaking separately, the stakeholders which comprise community and religious leaders, youth leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations, among others said there was need for change methods of advocacy in order to achieve results.
Connection between Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) has been described as profoundly important, stressing that family ties, ideas and democracy linked both nations.
This was disclosed by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, at an Alumni Strategic Leadership Workshop, held in Abuja, themed “Promoting Alumni Programmes and Networks in Nigeria.”
Recent survey by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that malnutrition accounts for the death of 2,300 Nigerian children daily.
It also notes that more than 2.5 million children under the age of five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and are likely to die if adequate funding is not provided to treat them.