Press Releases

End Obstetric Fistula, save women’s lives

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, that could lead to death of mothers.  As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula day today there is a need for collective action to get appropriate treatment to avoid the needless debilitating conditions and death that could result from pregnancy and childbirth complications in the country.

Nigeria requires $12m yearly for family planning, lifesaving drugs

Friday, October 14, 2016

By Emeka Anuforo

 

 

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria requires between $12 million and $16 million yearly to procure family planning commodities and lifesaving drugs.

 

 

Of this figure, the Ministry of Health has pledged to budget $3 million for next year.Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin stated this in a statement at the end of his visit to Nigeria.

 

 

International Women's Day: Nigeria can stop the needless deaths of women due to complications of pregnancy and child birth

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lagos Nigeria, March 6, 2014 -  As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day 2014, with the theme Inspiring Change, it is essential to reflect on opportunities and challenges facing the Nigerian woman, especially during our centenary celebration.