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The Long Walk to Delivery

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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.

Health budget controversy: Stakeholders demand inclusion of 1% consolidated revenue

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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.

Nigeria Has Second Highest Still-births Rate Globally – Mrs Saraki

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wife of the Senate President and President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), a leading maternal health Non-Governmental Organization, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, 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