Residents of Jankasa community, a village in Northern Nigeria have decried absence of health facility in their community, saying they travel 15KM to get access.
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The National Assembly yesterday declared its support for a report by the National Institute Legislative Studies (NILS), requesting for special funding for maternal and child health in the 2017 budget.
At a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives yesterday, the lawmakers advised the Federal to earmark funds for the training of healthcare workers across the country as means of improving health care services in Nigeria.
In a matter of days, as promised by the senate president, the breakdown of the amended 2016 appropriated bill will be made public. This will include details of how the N257 billion health allocation will be spent, the exact amount set aside for maternal, new born and child health and how adequate this will be for the task of protecting the rights to health and life of women and children in the country.
With 576 dying out of every 100,000 pregnant women in Nigeria due to birth complications, MTN Foundation, MTNF, is renovating 24 hospitals across six states under its MTNF Maternal Ward Support Project.
For pregnant women and nursing mothers in Ilashe community, Lagos State, it takes them more than three hours by speedboat to access a not-up-to-standard maternal clinic for pre and post-natal health care Rebecca Ejifoma reports
It was a Tuesday morning. A handful of health journalists voyaged through water to Ilashe community in Lagos State. We sailed for a about 45 minutes then alighted and trekked to Ilashe community in less than 10 minutes.
Stakeholders have called for the inclusion of 1% consolidated federal revenue to fund primary health care (PHC) in the new version of the 2016 health budget to be submitted to the National Assembly, saying the budget ought to respond to the needs of the people and national health priorities. It will be recalled that the Health Minister, Prof.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu has expressed worries over the country’s poor spending on health.
The situation, according to Mrs Tunubu, has become a challenge to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
She said the last administration did not do much in the area of health.
A stillbirth, according to medical experts, is when a baby dies in the womb after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most stillbirths happen before a woman goes into labour, but some happen during labour and at birth.
Lagos - Women's rights advocate, Toyin Saraki, has called on stakeholders to empower midwives in order to reduce maternal mortality in the country.
She added that increased access to midwives by 25 percent could reduce maternal mortality by half.
The National Centre for Women Development has commissioned a research into maternal health indicators in Nigeria.