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.
Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM-Midwives) has pleaded with the Federal Government to employ more professionally-trained midwives as the world marks the International Day of Midwife.
The International Day of Midwife (IDM) is commemorated on May 5 annually and theme for the year is “Midwives leading the way with quality care”.
Margret Akinsola, the Chairman NANNM-Midwives said such step would check the rate of maternal, newborn and infant deaths in Nigeria.
Asabe Joshua resides in Igu, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Located about 15 kilometres from Bwari town of Bwari Local Government Area, the community is as rural as you are likely to find in many other parts of Africa’s largest economy.
A public primary health care centre is located in the village but it could just as well not have been there.
“I delivered my children through Mama (a traditional birth attendant (TBA),” Mrs Joshua, a mother of two, told this reporter.
The Network of Civil Society Organisations Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) has urged the Federal Government to provide adequate security to forestall stealing of newborn babies in hospitals.
The National President of the group, Mr Adaramola Emmanuel gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.
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“Leave me alone o, don’t kill me this woman! Are you not concerned about the three girls God has given us already? Are those not children? What do you want to do with more? Are you going to sell them? Can’t you feel the harshness of life in Nigeria today? It is enough please.”
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When Bill Gates some weeks back, told Nigerian political elites that the country is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, not many would have thought of the drama that played out in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the other week.
Pregnant women were reported to have paralyzed activities in the State Specialist Hospital while protesting against outrageous medical fees introduced by the state government.
Dr Rosemary Ogu, former President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) on Thursday said that the statistics of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria was alarming.
Ogu stated this in Port Harcourt at a 3-day workshop organised by World Federation Societies of Anesthetist (WFSA) in collaboration with the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) with the theme: “Safer Anesthesia From Education (SAFE)”.
DEVCOMS led a team of Journalist on an investigative trip to Irede community, Abule Osun area in Lagos State where it was discovered that residents of Irede community are in quandry.
Residents of Ikaare and Irede, two neighbouring communities in Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos, are in a quandary.
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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