Civil Societies Organisation News

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.

 

Combating high rate of child and maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.

 

Family Planning: About 40,000 women, 241,000 new-born die annually in Nigeria - Expert

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

 

Agency provides water, sanitation facilities in 20,000 Nigerians communities

Friday, October 21, 2016

NAN

 

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.

 

Amosun’s wife donates centres to fight cancer

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

 

Experts stress importance of healthy nutrition

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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.

 

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