Media Partnership for Maternal Halth Accountability News

Raising immunity in northern Nigeria

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In hard-to-reach communities, a Canada-funded project is opening up access to health.
Three-year-old Ibrahim wouldn’t stop crying. Suffering from ringworm, a fungal infection, his leg had become badly infected. Left untreated, he risked developing fever and scarring wounds.
For Ali Musa, his father, it was hard to know where to turn for help. Where he lives, in the nomadic community of Daurawa Shazagi in the Nigerian state of Jigawa, there is little access to professional medical treatment.

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.
 

Saving Women's Lives; Bloggers/Journalists Hangout

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DevComs hosted 24 bloggers and journalist in Lagos on the 23rd of May 2018. The discussion was centred on saving women’s lives in Nigeria.  The hangout started around 10 am in the morning with opening prayer from Miss Becky. Everyone present introduced themselves by saying their names, organization and their passion.

Saving Women's Lives; Bloggers/Journalists Hangout

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DevComs hosted 24 bloggers and journalist in Lagos on the 23rd of May 2018. The discussion was centred on saving women’s lives in Nigeria.  The hangout started around 10 am in the morning with opening prayer from Miss Becky. Everyone present introduced themselves by saying their names, organization and their passion.

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).

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.

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