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SPECIAL REPORT: Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortions

Friday, December 29, 2017

The World Health Organisation observes that out of more than 56 million cases of abortions that take place globally each year, almost half of the cases are done through unsafe procedures.
 
It notes further that between 2010 and 2014, there were 55.7 million abortion cases every year and out of these, 17.1 million cases were unsafe.
 

HIV: Testing, Counselling, ARV Drugs Will Reduce Infant Infections

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Elimination of new infections among children and ensuring safe motherhood by 2020 is among the goals of the national programme for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.
 
To this effect, the country is targeting to provide quality HIV testing with results and counselling for 75 per cent of all pregnant women in the country by 2020.
 
It will also ensure that 60 per cent of all HIV positive pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers receive ARV drugs the same period.
 

Health worker shortage hits crisis mode—and dealing blows to women, children

Sunday, December 24, 2017

 
Hauwa Lassa worked 35 years as a nurse and midwife. Her retirement package is a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
 
In the three states worst hit by the Boko Haram violence in its eight year, health facilities have been damaged and health workers have fled.
 
Estimates suggest nearly 40% of health facilities have been destroyed in the violence, and skilled health workers have had to leave the area entirely.
 

Cervical cancer: Why teenage girls must be vaccinated against HPV – Adibo

Sunday, December 24, 2017

There is growing alarm among healthcare professionals around the world about the rising incidence of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers seen in women worldwide.
 
It occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it is found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap Test.
 

SPECIAL REPORT: HOW GOVT BLEW BILLIONS ON ABANDONED PHCs

Sunday, December 24, 2017

KURAYE is a rural community that is few kilometres off Katsina city. It is located in Charanchi local government near the state capital. It is home to a large population of rural dwellers, mostly farmers and artisans.
 
After spending over 45 minutes on a hired motorcycle, scouting the village to locate the PHC, lo and Behold! The only PHC in the community was an eyesore. The project was a constituency intervention built in 2010 but has never been put to use!
 

Gynaecologists link high maternal, child mortality to traditional delivery methods

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Worried by increase in number of women coming down with fistula health condition in the country, gynaecologists have called for abolition of traditional birth attendance.
 
Rather, pregnant women are urged to attend antenatal care in primary healthcare and other recognised hospitals, as this would help to reduce cases of prolonged obstructed labours, which are the major cause of obstetric fistula.
 

NHIS: Health insurance still elusive for many Nigerians

Friday, December 22, 2017

Emergency
An employee of a construction company in Lagos, Mrs. Yetunde Igbayiloye, had her first delivery through an insurance cover obtained under the National Health Insurance Scheme provided by her employer.
 
The pleasant experience of using the cover gave her the confidence to try the scheme for her next delivery; so she and her husband never bordered to set money aside for any unexpected emergency.
 

Katsina records 340 maternal deaths annually; Daura tops chart – Report

Thursday, December 21, 2017

This was contained in a report by the Maternal and Pre-Natal Death Surveillance and Response, MPDSR, committee presented at a one-day workshop convened by Katsina State Maternal and Newborn Health Accountability Mechanism Forum, KATSMAF, yesterday.
 
The report said the 340 deaths recorded among the reproductive women was generated from 18 facilities between January and September.
 
It said between January and September, of the total number of 21,302 births across 18 general hospitals in Katsina State, 340 deaths were recorded.
 

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