Maternal Health

Education big factor in maternal mortality, says Briggs

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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.
 

Maternal deaths Nigeria worst than Zambia

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth — a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia.
 
Their mother, Karen Kalengele, 33, was admitted to the Medcross hospital in Lusaka, one of the country’s most prestigious private medical facilities, on March 18 to give birth.
 
Her labour was slow and, as she was expecting twins, doctors chose to perform a Caesarean section.
 

WARDC tasks lawyers on litigation of maternal death cases

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Annually,  for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria, 630 women die. While the country has a maternal death rate second only to India, medical and social reasons are usually touted as the cause for these deaths rather than preventable factors such as poorly equipped health facilities and negligence on the part of healthcare professionals; hence, the consideration of such deaths as simply health issues rather than a violation of fundamental human rights such as rights to life and family life.

 

 

‘How we give birth in wheelbarrows’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Madamai is a village in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The community, located on a rocky terrain, is some three hours away from Kaduna main town; the community lacks healthcare centre, good road, schools and portable drinking water.
 
The journey to Madamai community which should ordinarily be a five minutes’ drive takes 20 to 25 minutes because of the bad roads which the residents say contributes to the death of many women in the area, especially those in labour.
 

COWLSO Donates ICU, Medical Equipment To General Hospitals

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

n a bid to stem maternal mortality rate, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Official, COWLSO, has donated an Intensive Care Unit, ICU to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and Neo-natal hearing screening equipment to four General Hospitals in the state.
 
The General Hospitals are Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu and Badagry. The equipment were donated on Wednesday at the officials commissioning of the ICU at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
 

Media to demand accountability from Government - DEVCOMS charge gatekeeprs

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Netowork has charged media gatekeeprs to produce news contents that demand accountability in the maternal health concerns in Lagos state and Nigeria in it's one-day Immersion Review and Investigative reporting Guidance meeting in Lagos.
 

‘Give us traditional medicine commission’

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Traditional and alternative medicine practitioners have canvassed its integration into the nation’s primary healthcare delivery system.
 
They spoke under the aegis of Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine and the Centre for Research in Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine of  Nigerian Institute of Medical Research(NIMR) during the African Traditional Day celebration in Lagos.
 

‘RSG Ready To Tackle Child, Maternal Mortality’

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has called on all pregnant women, nursing mothers and women of child-bearing age to take advantage of the ongoing 1st Round Maternal, New Born and Child Health Week to access medicare.
 
The governor made this call at the flag off of the Maternal and Child Health Week at the Primary Health Centre, Ozuoba in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Oyo To Vaccinate Women In Seven LGAs

Friday, September 15, 2017

As part of efforts to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus(MNT) in the state, Oyo State Government says it will conduct three-round of Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination(MNTE) campaign in seven affected Local Government Areas.
 

The State Health Educator, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Mrs Oluwakemi Olawoyin made the disclosure in Ibadan at a sensitization programme aimed at eliminating MNT from Oyo state.

 

 

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