THE Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED), at the weekend, launched its project on Fostering Local Governance Development, in Kano State, with focus on combating the scourge of maternal mortality.
RAISING a family is usually the major priority for young people. The cost of making babies, interestingly, is alarming in a depressed economy where there is high unemployment rate, underemployment, as well as living with a wage that actually does not take one home.
Wife of the Senate President and President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), a leading maternal health Non-Governmental Organization, Mrs. ToyinSaraki, has said Nigeria has the second highest estimated stillbirth rate, with more than 300,000 still-births in 2015, out of which more than half occurred during labour and birth
The president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, and the president of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six northern governors to ensure rapid reduction in cases of child and maternal mortality in their states.
The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, met behind closed doors with the governors of Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states to sign the multi-billion naira agreement.
Lagos State House of Assembly has launched a probe into how Mrs OmowunmiShonuga died last October at General Hospital, Igando. She was said to have died from alleged negligence by medical personnel of the Lagos State Government.
Not only does Kobena community have no hospital, life is hellish for his residents because there is no good school, no market, no access to clean water and ante natal clinic to provide medical care to expectant mothers. While male members of the community are calling on government to come to their aid, the women are crying because they are the main victims of the poor health facility in the village, reports JULIET UMEH
Hope for a dramatic improvement in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system this year appears to have been deemed by the 2016 budgetary allocation to the sector as presented recently to the national assembly by President MuhammaduBuhari.