Maternal Health

Safe Birth: How Health workers attitude affect birthing outcomes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In 2016, Mrs Mummy Nkoronye was full on joy and expectations as she shopped for baby items and made plans on how to travel to the village in December to present her “new’’ baby, as it is customary, to her mother in-law.
But when she went into labour at a health facility in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, no one expected that it would be a tough one.
That was her fourth journey to the labour room; the labour was prolonged and she wasn’t advised to take another alternative or intervention.

Family Planning: Will Nigeria achieve FP2020 commitment?

Friday, January 4, 2019

In recent times, the advocacy for family planning has become crucial as demand for reproductive, and population reduction, economic, health care grows.
There is no doubt anymore that the benefits of family planning are numerous and if properly executed will go a long way in enabling countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

#PowerTakwaBay; A community that has never had electricity and quality health care in Lagos State

Friday, October 19, 2018

When you hear of #TakwaBay what comes to mind is beautiful ocean, beach, boat rides but the reality is different when we got to the community. According to Baale of #TakwaBayover 250,000 people lives in this community, men, women and children. But #Takwabaycommunity does not have a nepa/phcn Poll not to talk of having electricity since they started leaving there thousands of years ago. This simply means all the benefits of electricity has never been enjoyed in this community. Women deliver their babies in darkness.

Why Family Planning Approval Remains Low

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

With a population of over 180 million people in the midst of scarce resource, there are increasing calls for Nigeria to consider family planning so as to effectively control the number of birth.
Of course there are series of awareness campaigns by government and health related non-governmental organisation aimed at taking the message of effective family planning (FP) across homes in towns and villages.
But in spite of series of awareness programmes on family planning in the country, the uptake remains very low.

Nigeria’s booming abortion black market

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The price of abortion in Nigeria ranges from N250 to a woman’s life.

Although they are officially sold in Nigeria for the prevention and treatment of post-delivery bleeding, abortion drugs are increasingly getting popular and their potential implications are far-reaching, pitching the country’s hard stance on abortion against the stark reality doctors and healthcare providers daily contend with at their clinics. 

The Trouble With Maternal Healthcare In Nigeria

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Having lost two children to avoidable ailments at birth, Maria escaped from her rural community to Lagos to seek a better delivery opportunity for her child. At 32, Maria cannot afford to feed three times a day let alone, her baby. With her family’s income below N1,000 a day, their feeding and paying rent is arduous. Paying a medical bill they consider outrageous is a lot more difficult. This leaves Maria at the mercy of the hospital, waiting to be sent off when the hospital management tires.
Maria’s grimy case is not peculiar.

New NGO In Northern Nigeria Pledges To Help Address Maternal Deaths

Monday, July 23, 2018

 newly floated non-governmental organisation, Amana Hope and Care Initiative’ (AHCI), says it is poised to help address the plight of vulnerable women and children, as well as maternal health in northern Nigeria.
“This has prompted me to establish AHCI, to contribute my quota and support ongoing effort in addressing these challenges,” founder and Chairperson of the Organization, Farida Abubakar said, while inaugurating the Board of Trustees in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

New NGO In Northern Nigeria Pledges To Help Address Maternal Deaths

Monday, July 2, 2018

A newly floated non-governmental organisation, Amana Hope and Care Initiative’ (AHCI), says it is poised to help address the plight of vulnerable women and children, as well as maternal health in northern Nigeria.
“This has prompted me to establish AHCI, to contribute my quota and support ongoing effort in addressing these challenges,” founder and Chairperson of the Organization, Farida Abubakar said, while inaugurating the Board of Trustees in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

FG Committed To Improving Maternal, Child Health – Adewole

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Federal Government  is committed to taking giant strides and doing things differently towards improving the health of women and children in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said.

 

He stressed that most maternal deaths can be prevented if women have access to appropriate health care in the pregnancy period, during pregnancy, childbirth and immediate post delivery.

 

 

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