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.
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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.
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. 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