Civil Societies Organisation News

Nigeria fights high maternal mortality through improved quality of care

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

“There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance,” said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change.”
A resident of Kuchingoro, a suburb of Abuja, Mrs Muyadeen is a 23 year old mother of one and nine months pregnant. She has had previous antenatal visits to the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Kuchingoro.
 

Obstetric Fistula: Why expectant mothers must register with skilled birth attendant

Monday, May 28, 2018

With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, which could lead to death of mothers.
As Nigeria, 0n May 23,joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Fistula day, experts say there is a need for collective action to get appropriate treatment to avoid the needless debilitating conditions and death that could result from pregnancy and childbirth complications in the country.

Health DEVCOM seeks end to fistula as 148,000 women await surgery

Thursday, May 31, 2018

However, some of the VVF centers in the country do not have enough beds or adequate electricity to carry out necessary surgery.
To this end, both the Federal and state governments need to increase the funding allocated to the health sector and implement provisions of various policies to address the needs of women and children, said Akin Jimoh, Programme Director, Development Communications Network (DEVCOM).

End Obstetric Fistula, save women’s lives

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, that could lead to death of mothers.  As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula day today there is a need for collective action to get appropriate treatment to avoid the needless debilitating conditions and death that could result from pregnancy and childbirth complications in the country.

World Midwife Day: Association seeks employment of more professional midwives

Friday, May 4, 2018

Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM-Midwives) has pleaded with the Federal Government to employ more professionally-trained midwives as the world marks the International Day of Midwife.
The International Day of Midwife (IDM) is commemorated on May 5 annually and theme for the year is “Midwives leading the way with quality care”.
Margret Akinsola, the Chairman NANNM-Midwives said such step would check the rate of maternal, newborn and infant deaths in Nigeria.
 

#Inthenews: How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

Thursday, April 19, 2018

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death – battling with one pregnancy-induced ailment or the other. Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole in this special report presents women who have to contend with different health issues in Abuja, following their failure to rest in-between pregnancies.

SPECIAL REPORT: Women in Abuja communities abandon clinics, rely on traditional birth attendants for delivery

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Asabe Joshua resides in Igu, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Located about 15 kilometres from Bwari town of Bwari Local Government Area, the community is as rural as you are likely to find in many other parts of Africa’s largest economy.
A public primary health care centre is located in the village but it could just as well not have been there.
“I delivered my children through Mama (a traditional birth attendant (TBA),” Mrs Joshua, a mother of two, told this reporter.

Maternal Mortality: Nigerian Statistics Alarming – Association

Friday, March 23, 2018

Dr Rosemary Ogu, former President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) on Thursday said that the statistics of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria was alarming.
Ogu stated this in Port Harcourt at a 3-day workshop organised by World Federation Societies of Anesthetist (WFSA) in collaboration with the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) with the theme: “Safer Anesthesia From Education (SAFE)”.

Why Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies daily

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Everyday, Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies, who are mainly within their first week of life. These deaths represent a quarter of the total 2, 300 under-five deaths that occur daily in the country.
These rising deaths have succeeded in pitching the country, in the 11th position on newborn deaths globally, as revealed by a new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Consequently, the UNICEF is calling for urgent intervention against newborn deaths through access to well trained nurses and midwives.
 

Low-income women seek government’s intervention on maternal mortality

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Women in Lagos State have called on the government to provide quality medical care, especially for low-income women at the grassroots, to protect their human right to life.
 
They also agitate for improved healthcare system, timely response to emergencies and detailed costing of drugs and other medical charges that do not come free.This charge was made yesterday at a town hall meeting organised by the Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) with low-income women and government health care providers.
 

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