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Maternal Health

NIGERIA Effective Family Planning And Male Involvement

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Engaging men in Family Planning (FP) has been found to directly influence the partner’s reproductive health choices, decision-making and behaviours.
While there have been few published evaluations of interventions that seek to address the promotion of male involvement in family planning, evidence indicates that most men in Nigeria have a positive attitude towards family planning but are faced with barriers to their participation.

Investigative trip to Irede Community, Abule Osun

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 DEVCOMS led a team of Journalist on an investigative trip to Irede community, Abule Osun in Lagos State where it was discovered that residents of Irede community are in quandry.

They have continually agonised over the inaccessibility and unavailability of qualitative healthcare services in their area. The riverine communities inhabited by over 10,000 people have witnessed recurrent loss of lives, notably among pregnant women and the elderly people in the communities as a result of lack of reliable health services.

 

African Women Take Lead to End FGM, Child Marriage with Big Sister Movement

Saturday, March 10, 2018

With statistics showing that 6000 girls in Africa are mutilated daily, 200 million women living with the effects of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (FGM/C) and 30 million girls at risk over the next decades, African women take the lead to end these harmful aged practices in the continent through the strategic launch of the Big Sister Movement.
 
Read more: http://healthmundo.blogspot.com.ng/2018/03/african-women-take-lead-to-en...

Every Responsible Man Must Know His Wife’s Menstrual Cycle

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Director of Development Communications Network has revealed that it is very important for a man to take note of the menstrual cycle of his wife.

 

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Only The Knowledge Of Your Wife’s Menstrual Cycle Keeps Away Unplanned Pregnancy- Expert

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Health Minister tasks stakeholders on reduction of maternal deaths

Sunday, January 28, 2018

THE Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has urged stakeholders in the Health sector to support the Maternal and Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response Programme, which would provide an evidence-based response for improving maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
Read More: http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/129030-2/

NotAgain Campaign: Raising Government Awareness on Maternal Health in Nigeria

Friday, December 22, 2017

Nigeria, a country of abundant resources and a leading role in African affairs, still struggles with one of the highest maternal mortality ratios worldwide. Although maternal deaths have declined globally since 1990, about 100 Nigerian women die each day while giving birth.
 
The vast disparity between the rich and the poor in the country contributes to the marginalization of the problem. Leaving the most vulnerable to a low provision of accessible healthcare and nutrition, the disparity has been reported to be the largest among 16 other African countries.
 

Pregnancy, Birthing, Greatest Occupational Hazards In Nigeria- Adewole

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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).
 

Detention of new mums over medical bills rampant – Report

Friday, January 12, 2018

A new report presented by the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR) have flayed widespread detention of women who cannot pay medical bills upon delivery.
 
The report also indicated that the Federal Government has not done much to reduce the high maternal mortality rate from 2008 to date.
 

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortions

Friday, December 29, 2017

The World Health Organisation observes that out of more than 56 million cases of abortions that take place globally each year, almost half of the cases are done through unsafe procedures.
 
It notes further that between 2010 and 2014, there were 55.7 million abortion cases every year and out of these, 17.1 million cases were unsafe.
 

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