Civil Societies Organisation News

Finland partners NGO to support expectant mothers

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Government of Finland has expressed its readiness to partner Nigeria in providing free maternity packages to expectant mothers.
 
Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, disclosed this when White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nollywood actor, Mr. Jim Iyke paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.
 
The ambassador stated that the gesture has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
 

Nasarawa Assembly to enact law on family planning to tackle maternal mortality

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Sunday, says it will enact a law to give family planning programmes full legal backing in the state to effectively tackle maternal mortality.
 
Alhaji Mohammed Opkede (PDP-Doma North), Chairman, House Committee on Health, disclosed this in Akwanga at the end of 3-day workshop on “Development of the Nasarawa State Costed Implementation plan for Family Planning.”

DEVCOMS 10th CS-Media Forum; Fighting Maternal Mortality in recession

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The 10th Civil Society-Media with the theme, Overcoming the Effect of Maternal Health Challenges during Recession in Nigeria organized by Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, was held on Tuesday, December 13th at the Spring Park Resort Limited in Lagos state in bridging the gap about accountability and demand for quality maternal health service in Nigeria.
 

Emeka Offor urges Rotarians not to relent in fight against polio

Monday, October 31, 2016

By Yemi Oluwadare
 
The Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Sir EmekaOffor has urged Rotarians in the country not to relent in the fight against Poliovirus.
Sir Offor who spoke at an event organised by Rotary District 9140 to celebrate the World Polio Day in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, charged the rotarians to “stay vigilant in the fight against polio,” insisting that the disease must be defeated.

USAID partners with Cross River on maternal health

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.
 

40,000 women die from pregnancy related complications annually – Expert

Friday, October 28, 2016

About 40,000 women and 241,000 newborns die in the country annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Lack of family planning was also said to have accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.

 

A professor of obstetrics and gnaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin, made the disclosure at the weekend during at a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja.

 

Biological warfare against Nigerians

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Lekan Sote

 

At a recent press briefing by a collective of health-oriented Non-Government Organisations, under the aegis of Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, fearful details about the status of the health care delivery system of Nigeria were revealed.

 

One came away from the encounter with the fear that the Nigerian state was waging an undeclared biological warfare, a war of attrition, against its people; that the right of Nigerians to life was being threatened through the wilful negligence of the Nigerian state!

 

Kwara records 300 maternal child mortality – Emir

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dr Haliru Ndanusa, the Emir of Shonga in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara, on Tuesday said that more than 300 women die weekly due to maternal/child mortality related issues.

 

Ndanusa gave the figure at the palace of the Emir of llorin while speaking at a sensitisation/advocacy programme for women in Kwara.

 

The advocacy programme was at the instance of the Sultanate Foundation for Peace and Development in conjunction with the UNDP/WHO.

 

Family planning, maternal health imperative: Much ado about fears, myths of contraceptives

Prof Isaac Adewole
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Chioma Obinna

 

No doubt, contraceptives or methods of  Family Planning, have become well known in the society. However, this knowledge is still relatively low in Nigeria with only 15 per cent of Nigerian women using any method. Today, common claims   among Nigerian women   is that   family planning interferes with the natural process, while others say their spouses are totally opposed to the use of contraceptives.

 

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