Civil Societies Organisation News
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.
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.
By Abiodun Fagbemi
Mrs Olanike Adebayo of Pipeline Area, Ilorin never knew that her joy over her child Olamide, a six-month-old baby would be short-lived moments after he was diagnosed lately of jaundice as Olamide later died of complications arising from the ailment.
In the same vein, Abdullahi Aruna, a 35-year-old peasant farmer from Pada, a sleepy village in Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara wept uncontrollably due to the sudden death of both his 27-year-old pregnant wife, Aminat and the foetus after a prolonged child birth labour.
By Theo Adegoke
A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin has raised an alarm that about 40,000 women and 241,000 new-born die in Nigeria annually from pregnancy and other related complications.
Speaking at the weekend during a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja, he said lack of family planning accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has so far provided clean water and sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 communities in Nigeria under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, an official has said.
The UNICEF Chief of WASH, Mr. Kannan Nadar, made the fact known in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting on Capacity Assessment of Selected States and Local Governments Areas in Nigeria.
Nadar said that communities were drawn from 98 local government areas from 19 states participating in the project.
Determined to wage war against the dreaded cancer disease, the wife of the Governor of Ogun State and President of UPLIFT Development Foundation, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, has donated three ultra-modern cancer screening centres in Abeokuta, Sagamu and Ota respectively.
The centres, located at the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta; Onabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu; and State Hospital in Ota, according to the first lady, are strategically situated for the use of the residents of Ogun state in its three senatorial districts of the state.
Some nutrition experts have stressed the importance of eating healthy meals, during and after pregnancy, to prevent under-nutrition in mothers and babies.
The experts made the assertion at a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun.
The theme of the workshop is: “Good Nutrition, a Way of Life’’.
Dr Bartholomew Brai, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, said, “under-nutrition during critical periods in development can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life.
By Yemisi Aofolaju and Sade Oguntola
Religious leaders and the media have been called upon to champion the course of family planning in Nigeria just as they were told that an increase in its uptake was pivotal to attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Dr Adenike Jagun gave the call at a stakeholders awareness meeting organised by Pathfinder International in conjunction with Advocacy Network Nigeria in Ibadan.
Lack of proper adoption of family planning methods among Nigerians leads to 610,000 abortions annually in Nigeria says jhpiego.
Addressing pressmen in Abuja on October 20, 2016, Emmanuel Otolorin, the country director of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliated to Johns Hopkins University stated that 36 million abortions occur worldwide annually. And Nigeria accounts for 610,000 of the act.