The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday presented medical equipment worth about N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi.
Dr Alobo Gabriel, the State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), disclosed this while handing over the equipment to the State Ministry of Health.
Gabriel said that the equipment would be distributed to 45 primary healthcare centres, five training health institutions, and 10 hospitals across the state.
The Anambra Commissioner for Health, Dr Josephat Akabuike, on Wednesday said the state government was determined to eliminate maternal and infant mortality in the state.
Akabuike spoke at a programme tagged: “Saving One Million Lives For Results” organised by the Ministry of Health for mission and private hospitals in Abagana Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
Only 2.1 per cent of married women in Bauchi State are using a modern method of contraceptive, which is lower than the national rate of 10 per cent.
This was disclosed yesterday by the Country Director of Health Policy Plus, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Onoriode Ezire, who noted that because of the low practice of contraceptive in the state, the population of Bauchi is likely to reach 26 million by 2050 as against the present population of about five million.
Traditional and alternative medicine practitioners have canvassed its integration into the nation’s primary healthcare delivery system.
They spoke under the aegis of Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine and the Centre for Research in Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research(NIMR) during the African Traditional Day celebration in Lagos.
The Ogun State government, in conjunction with Pathfinder International, has inaugurated a 38-man committee on State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP). The move was aimed at reducing maternal, child mortality rate.
While inaugurating the committee at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the state capital, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye urged members of the committee to be committed in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Why is Nigeria restrategising on family planning?
Family Planning is one of the strongest anti-poverty strategies and low-hanging fruit for reducing maternal mortality. The success of the introduction of family planning as part of basic health in the health sector is to ensure that a woman’s right as a human right is realised. We want to include Family Planning as part of basic healthcare.
The Enugu State Government has embarked on the training of health communicators on how to effectively deliver exclusive breastfeeding campaign messages to women during their annual August Meeting in the state.
The state Director of Public Health, Dr. Okechukwu Ossai, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu.
August Meeting, a community or faith-based meeting of married women, peculiar to the South East serves as a social integration, re-engineering and economic forum for women.
NO less than 214 million women worldwide that want to prevent pregnancy have access to modern contraceptives, the UNFPA has stated.
Making the declaration in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2017 World Population Day (WPD), the body remarked that the day should be reviewed to reflect essence of Family Planning.
In the views of Country Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mrs Mairo Mandara, who spoke at the event, “Family Planning should be declared a National Emergency.