Health

Its 60 days since deaf parents’ newborn got missing at Kaduna hospital

Monday, March 12, 2018

NIGERIA – Its already 60 days and the chances of recovery of a newborn that was stolen at a general hospital in Kaduna are becoming slimmer as there is no any hint from hospital management, state government and security agencies about her whereabouts.
Many who witnessed and heard about shocking sudden disappearance of a day old baby girl born to deaf parents, Hajiya Salamatu 28 and her husband, Mallam Kabir a welder through C-section at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna North local government area of the State are still asking the question ‘how’ months after

African Women Take Lead to End FGM, Child Marriage with Big Sister Movement

Saturday, March 10, 2018

With statistics showing that 6000 girls in Africa are mutilated daily, 200 million women living with the effects of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (FGM/C) and 30 million girls at risk over the next decades, African women take the lead to end these harmful aged practices in the continent through the strategic launch of the Big Sister Movement.
 
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Nigeria Among World’s Highest In Child Mortality Rates – UNICEF

Monday, January 29, 2018

Kaduna (Nigeria) – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), said Nigeria is still among the world’s highest in child mortality rates and stunting prevalence.
The Officer In Charge of UNICEF, Kaduna office, northwest of the country, Dr Idris Baba, disclosed this in Kaduna, at a one – day Task Force Meeting with Stakeholders on Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), and Community Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice (C-CIYF).

Adamawa moves to improve birth registration

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A report from the National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) indicates that birth registration in Adamawa is the lowest in the north-eastern part of the country.
 
It notes that only 17 per cent of under one and four per cent of under five years registered in the region in 2015.
 
Expressing concern about the low rate of birth attendance generally in the country, observers say there must be pragmatic measures aimed at improving birth registration.
 

VVF: Kano Govt. Advocates Improved Health Care For Girl Child

Monday, January 9, 2017

In addition to improving health care facilities especially in rural areas, the Kano state government has revealed plans to eradicate the menace of VesicoVaginal Fistula (VVF).
 
The Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, expressed worry over the increase in number of reported VVF cases in the state.
 

Experts challenge Ambode on pro-poor health initiatives

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Medical experts in Lagos State‎ have called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to ensure that pro-poor health services for common health problems initiated by the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) are sustained.
 
The experts who also also lauded the Lagos State government for trailblazing efficient health service delivery in the country, said successive administration in the state had been able to implement one reform or the other, which according to them, distinguished the state health service delivery from other states in the country.