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Bill Gates, Dangote, Govs Move To End Child, Maternal Deaths In The North

Friday, January 22, 2016

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.

Back to the stone age!

Friday, January 22, 2016

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

Another childbirth casualty: How Mrs Shonuga died

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Forty-four days long gone since the needless death of Mrs Omowunmi Shonuga and her baby from child birth-related complication at Alimosho General Hospital. Since then up till now, 4,796 more women have also died from pregnancy or child birth-related issues in Nigeria, going by the recent National Demographic Health Survey statistics for maternal death (36,000 deaths per year).