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3,027 pregnant women live with HIV in Nigeria – NPHDA

Friday, December 8, 2017

The National Primary Health care Development Agency (NPHDA) has disclosed that 3,027 out of 121,396 pregnant women were tested HIV positive during the first round of the Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Week.
 
A representative of the Agency, Victoria Azodoh made this disclosure at the three day seminar on Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) for Wives of North Central Governors in Minna.
 
She also said that 1,870 out of 129,838 women of child bearing age also tested positive to HIV.

Community Where Pregnant Women Prefer Traditional Birth Attendants

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Shakitat Yakubu is 33 years old. She is a resident of Agboyi, a community in the Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos State.
 
Yakubu, a mother of three, is expecting her fourth child as she is eight months pregnant. But rather than attend one of the numerous Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres that dot the area for her antenatal, Yakubu patronises Mama Nurat, one of the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in the community.
 

Health Bauchi launches child spacing roadmap

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bauchi State government in conjunction with an international Non-Governmental Organisation, Health Policy Plus (HP+) have launched a costed plan to implement child spacing in the state.  
 
The plan hopes to give direction to Bauchi’s child spacing programme.
 
It covers budgeting and interventions in child spacing public health and well being through family planning.
 
Contraceptive prevalence rate in Bauchi is 2.1%, but that's expected to grown by 23.54% by next year.
 

100 women died from pregnancy complications in Zamfara in 2016 – Consultant

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

About 100 women were recorded to have died in Zamfara in 2016 due to pregnancy related complications, a medical consultant with the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Abubakar Danladi, disclosed.
 
Mr. Danladi disclosed this on Tuesday in his presentation at a one-day meeting of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, and the media on maternal mortality in the state, organised by the Advocacy Nigeria Network, an NGO.
 

4m Pregnancies In Nigeria Caused By Poor Access To Family Planning – UNFPA

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The State of World Population (SWOP) Report, 2017, launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has placed Nigeria among countries with high rate of unintended pregnancies, with about 4million cases annually.
 
The report has blamed the situation on limited access to family planning which, it says, does not only harm women’s health, but also restrict their ability to move towards financial independence.
 

Nigerian doctors admit causing obstetric fistulas, injuries to women

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nigerian gynaecologists have finally admitted that the growing number of obstetric fistula cases (holes developed between the vagina and rectum or bladder) are as a result of surgical errors caused by doctors and healthcare professionals during medical procedures, most often, during caesarean sections (CS).
 
They conceded to this fact after several hospital-based studies proved that there is now an increase in iatrogenic fistulas, giving rise to more maternal morbidity and mortality.
 

Dearth of Skilled Birth Attendants Responsible for Maternal Deaths, Says Expert

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The President of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola, Sunday said Nigeria is occupying a pathetic position in the number of women that die during child birth, attributing the problem to dearth of skilled birth attendants.
 
Speaking during an interview with journalists in Sokoto, Akinola noted with deep concern the high rate of maternal deaths in the country, with Nigeria contributing 14 per cent to all the women that die in the world.
 

Sogunro: Lagos community where Pregnant Women Die Giving Birth

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It was about midday in the sleepy town called Sogunro Community. Quietness pervaded the environment as if there were no human lives present. It was later discovered that most of the residents had either gone to their offices out of town or had gone about their business and trades. For the housewives or older residents; they were either resting in their own homes or just minding their individual business.
 
 

Cancers: More women in Nigeria need to be screened - Experts

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria, SOGON has stressed the need for more women to be screened for reproductive tract cancers especially cervical cancer as well as the availability of radiotherapy centres. 

 

 

It harped on  the need for reduction in the high maternal mortality and perinatal rate in the country by training more skilled personal in prevention of post-partum haemorrhage as well as provision of drugs. 

 

 

I Was Scared My Son Might Contact HIV Virus From Breast Milk- Maimuna

Friday, November 24, 2017

Ajayi Maimuna is a young mother in her 30’s. She became HIV positive after her first three children and it remains a puzzle to her how she contacted the disease.
 
Maimuna, who spoke to our correspondent at the Heart to Heart Centre,(H2H) of the Badagry General Hospital, Lagos State, said, “I was scared my son might contact the HIV virus and as a result of that, I only breastfed him for one month and three days.
 

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