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With available statistics showing that young girls are disproportionately affected when it comes to HIV, Safe Love International has launched a campaign tagged: “No Sugar Daddy, Bright Future” to save 1 million Nigerian teenagers from new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancy.
The campaign is designed to address and combat the high rates of teenage pregnancies and HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria.
Head, Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative (PCNI), Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, has attributed the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the North-east to rampant cases of rape.
Ali Mohammed spoke on the sidelines of a PCNI meeting in Abuja.
He, however, assured that the security sub-committee of PCNI is working round the clock to ensure more places that are liberated were getting the humanitarian assistance they need.
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged religious leaders to help reduce maternal and infant mortality by disseminating right information on Family Planning (FP).
The Director of NOA in Nasarawa State, Mrs Priscilla Aluor, made the call at a two-day workshop on updated essential family practices held in Karu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by 42 participants from seven local government areas of the state.
Uneducated women are more likely to die during pregnancy or child birth, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has said.
Emeritus Professor Nimi Dimkpa Briggs said, while delivering the first annual lecture of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), a pregnant woman who stayed in a slum and also not properly educated was more likely to lose her baby because of lack of education.
Over 1,000 women are said to have benefited from the free breast and cervical cancer test awareness programmes put in place by the Uplift Development Foundation in Ogun State.
The wife of Ogun State governor and President of the Foundation, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, disclosed this during a two-day free Lumpectomy exercise for women held at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, according to a statement made available to THISDAY.
The Gombe State House of Assembly Committee on Health has vowed to vigorously mount pressure on the state’s executive arm for the timely release of funds in the execution of health programmes in the state come 2018.
Chairman of the committee, Dr. Usman Bature Gwani, stated this Tuesday when a Maternal Neo-natal Child Health (MNCH) advocacy team called on the committee to press for its commitment for adequate resource allocation and timely release of allocated funds to capital health projects in the health sector of the state in 2018.
Akwa Ibom State Government has expressed its readiness to partner Action Health Incorporated, AHI, to scale up an injectable family planning method, Depot Medroxy Progesterone Acetate-SC (Sayana Press), in the state.
Speaking at a consultative meeting of stakeholders in Uyo, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, said the observed strong preference by many women of reproductive age in the state to Sayana Press informed the need to sustain and scale up the project.
Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, says continuous investment in health care infrastructure is one of the ways by which the government can tackle the high rate of maternal and newborn mortality in the country.
She, however, added that the task could not be left to the government alone, stressing that private partnership was also very key.
The Chairman, National Population Commission (NPC), Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), has advised families to adopt birth control measures to avert population disaster and harness demographic dividend in Nigeria.
Mr. Duruiheoma gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen as part of the activities to commemorate the 2017 Annual Population Lecture Series (APLS) scheduled to hold on October 30.