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Infant Mortality

100,000 Nigerian children die from diarrhoea yearly— USAID

Monday, December 12, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has disclosed that approximately 100,000 children die from diarrhoea in Nigeria annually.

 

USAID Chief of Party, Dr. Ayodele Iroko, made this known at the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector, SHOPS, project in Makurdi.

 

'Kangaroo mothering' helps boost a child's health and intelligence, study finds

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kangaroo mothering”, the practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with a newborn baby, results in healthier, more intelligent and successful offspring, a new study reveals.

 

 

A 20-year follow-up from a landmark trial found that those nurtured in the kangaroo method scored higher in IQ tests and earned 53 per cent more.

 

 

They were also found to be less likely to have behavioural problems such as aggression and display absenteeism than babies in a control group.

 

 

Nigeria Records Highest Malaria Deaths In 2015

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Dr. Muntaqa Sadiq,‎ has lamented the high rate of Malaria cases in Nigeria, saying over 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths were recorded in 2015.
 
Speaking at the  launch of ‘Malaria-to-Zero initiative’, a project that seeks to galvanise private sector resources towards averting 1 million malaria cases by 2020, Sadiq said Nigeria has the highest number of malaria casualties worldwide.
 

Adamawa flags off maternal newborn, child health social protection scheme

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Maternal Newborn and Child Health Social Protection Scheme has taken off in Adamawa State.
 
The programme, supported by the European Union and UNICEF, was flagged off on Monday by wife of the state governor, Maryam Bindow.
 
At the ceremony in Malabu village of Fufore Local Government Area, Mrs. Bindow urged mothers, who are the major beneficiaries, and health workers involved in the scheme to give the intervention their full support.
 

85,000 children die yearly for being born too soon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fresh evidence indicate up to 85,700 Nigerian children die each year from complications because they are born too soon.
 
Child health organistions, including MamaYe and the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) which highlighted the figures to mark World Prematurity Day in Abuja, said the complications from being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy were “leading causes of death among newborn babies.”
 
“That many deaths of children-that’s a lot, that’s a lot of deaths,” said Dr. Oladipo Ladapo, president of ARFH.
 

85,000 children die yearly for being born too soon

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fresh evidence indicate up to 85,700 Nigerian children die each year from complications because they are born too soon.
 
Child health organistions, including MamaYe and the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) which highlighted the figures to mark World Prematurity Day in Abuja, said the complications from being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy were “leading causes of death among newborn babies.”
 
“That many deaths of children-that’s a lot, that’s a lot of deaths,” said Dr. Oladipo Ladapo, president of ARFH.
 

Pneumonia/meningitis: OYSG to vacinnate 1million children

Friday, September 2, 2016

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has hinted that Oyo State Government is set to protect at least one million children below one year from being killed by pneumonia and meningitis.
 
The governor dropped this hint while speaking at the inauguration of the use of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in the state.
 
Speaking through the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, at the Ibadan North Local Government headquarters, the government is to achieve this with the introduction of the new vaccine into the state’s immunisation schedule.
 

Family Planning: 7 milllion under 5 death, 450,000 maternal death likely by 2020 – Prof Ojengbede

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Director Centre for Reproductive Health Program,University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Oladosu Ojengbede on Wednesday hinted that no fewer than 7milllion under 5 death may be recorded by the year 2020 if family planning is not properly implemented.
 
Professor Ojengbede dropped this hint at Safe Motherhood Day 2016 Media Forum organised by the Development Communications Network (DevComs) and Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) held at Ibadan Business School, Bodija Ibadan.
 

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