Civil Societies Organisation News

‘Contraceptives does not lower libido, cause cancer’

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

 

Family Planning: 36 million abortions recorded globally annually — Jhpiego

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

 

UNICEF: Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – highest in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Over 1.6 million malnourished children are in Kaduna state, according to the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

 

Florence Oni, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, disclosed this while presenting the state’s intervention score card at a two-day mid-year review meeting in Kaduna.

 

 

The figure shows the state has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.

 

 

We’re committed to maternal, newborn deaths reduction – WBFA Country Director

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dr. Luther-King Fasehun is the Nigeria Country Director of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).  In this interview with Health Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole,  he discussed the activities of the Foundation and its commitment towards the reduction of  child and maternal mortality in the country and beyond.

 

Excerpts

 

Could you please tell us a bit about the Wellbeing Foundation Africa?

 

248 WARDS HAVE FUNCTIONAL PHC CENTRES IN LAGOS- DIRECTOR

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BY LARA ADEJORO

 

The Director of Medical services, Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board (LSPHCB), Dr Sanni Fausat Oluyombo has said 248 wards out of the 376 wards in Lagos have functional Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs).

 

She made this known at the 9th quarterly civil society media forum on strengthening the health systems in Nigeria through Strengthening Health System in Nigeria through PHC Under One Roof: Progress, Challenges and Way Forward (PHCUOR) organised by Development Communication Network (DevComs).

 

Finance minister withholds immunization funds

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

…over 7.2M Nigerian children at risk of death

 

Franka Osakwe

 

The lives of over 7.2 million Nigerian Children are on the line as the Minister of Finance withholds the release of N12.8bn approved for routine immunization, five months after the President’s accent to the 2016 budget.

 

This was revealed during a CSO/Media training by Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) with support from the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH).

(Interview) Abortion Law in Nigeria Needs to be Reviewed- Ipas Nigeria Boss

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Updated

 

The trauma of rape and unwanted pregnancies forces victims to procure unsafe abortion, resulting in death and reproductive health complications. In order to address this challenge, Gender activist and Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Hauwa Shekarau, in this interview with Franka Osakwe, calls for a review of the nation’s abortion law and increased freedom for women to make healthy choices.  Excerpts:

 

Is it right for a woman to abort an unwanted pregnancy?

‘Southwest states, Others Tasked To Roll Out PHC Implementation Plans’

Monday, October 17, 2016

Chioma Umeha

 

Lagos-To ensure proper implementation of a functional primary Health care (PHC) per ward, all states have been urged to establish State Primary Health Care Development Board (SPHCDB) and make it fully functional in line with the national guidelines.

 

The call was contained in a communique which was issued at the end of a two-day meeting on Primary Health Care (PHC) implementation roll out for Southwest and Edo states.

 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Monday, October 17, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.

 

This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.

 

The statement reads further:

 

Nigeria: 1 woman dies every 10 mins at childbirth

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ibrahim Musa Giginyu

 

A survey conducted by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has revealed that in Nigeria 1 in 13 women dies during pregnancy or child birth and that in every 10 minutes one woman dies from conditions associated with childbirth.

 

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