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Mothers

Bassa Kuomo: Village Where Babies Are Buried Alive With Dead Mothers

Monday, February 11, 2019

ABUJA – “I had all my children at home with the assistance of traditional birth attendants (TBAs). Luckily, there were no complications, and so I am alive with my children. However, many women in this community who developed complications and died during childbirth were buried with their children, dead or alive,” said a nursing mother, Hajia Hassan.

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.

 

Exposed! How Cash-hungry Mothers Loan Out Their Babies for Begging

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Regular passers-by at the Costain Bus Stop in Lagos knew Mrs. Adiza Umoru as a beggar who solicited for alms with her twin girls, barely two years old. No one knew her name in the area but her shabby dressing and gloomy countenance were suggestive that she was facing hard times.
 
In the scorching sun, amidst the awful din that characterises the streets of Lagos, the twin girls could be seen drooping or sleeping in an uncomfortable condition that even an adult would struggle to bear.
 

Nigeria accounts for over 25 % of new HIV child infections

Friday, November 25, 2016

Nigeria accounts for more than a quarter of all new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections among children globally and only half of pregnant women living with the virus are tested for the disease.
 
A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) titled “Get on the fast track: The life-cycle approach to HIV” published yesterday noted that testing remains a major issue.