Maternal Health

Why no woman should die giving birth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lazarus Moses, 40, and a father of three lost his wife during childbirth at a government hospital in Abuja.

 

 

His late wife, Sarah, was a nurse at the hospital where she died. She couldn’t get the hospital to provide care for her at the time she needed it the most.

 

 

When Daily Trust visited Moses’ residence at Lugbe, Abuja, grief was written all over him.

 

 

“She bled to death after giving birth. My wife is dead. I don’t know how to explain to my children that their mother is gone,” he said.

 

1.6m Nigerian women on family planning

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The number of women and girls using modern contraceptive crossed 1.6 million for the first time this year, according to a new report released Tuesday by Family Planning 2020.
 
 
The report, FP2020 Momentum at Midpoint, to assess progress in adoption of modern contraception in the wake of the London 2010 Summit on Family Planning found more than 300 million women in the world’s 69 poorest countries now use modern contraception.
 
 

1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As part of efforts to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and consolidating on the gains of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is deploying 1,473 newly graduated basic midwives to Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
 
 

‘Proper nutrition during, after pregnancy ensures mothers, babies wellbeing’

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Inadequate nutritional intake during and after pregnancy can lead to adverse health consequences later in life, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr Bartholomew Brai, have said.

 

 

Speaking during a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun, recently, Dr. Brai, advises all nursing mothers to eat balanced and varied diet with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

USAID partners with Cross River on maternal health

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.
 

Maternal, child healthcare clinic in Abaji to begin operations in Nov.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NAN

 

A modern Maternal and Child Health Centre built with the support of Japanese Government in Abaji Community, FCT, would start operations in November.

 

President of the Brethren in Nigeria, (a Religious organisation),  Rev. Joel Billi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side line of the inauguration and handover of the clinic to Abaji Community, FCT.

 

Billi also said that a medical committee set up by the church had begun the process of recruiting medical personnel.

 

“We wrote a proposal to the Japanese Embassy requesting for sponsorship of the project to build the healthcare facility. The Japanese Government made available about 16 million naira for the project from the inception, minus staffing.

 

“Medical personnel would be recruited; we have plans to recruit medical doctors, but we are going to make use of visiting doctors come from time to time,” he said.

 

He said that by next week, recruitment will start and by the first week of November, the hospital would have taken off completely, as equipment provided would be put in place to ensure the smooth running of the hospital.

 

He further said that a committee comprising the church, the community and the local government would be set up to ensure proper and efficient management of the facility.

 

He expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government for its contributions to grassroots projects in the country.

 

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke, who spoke earlier, reiterated that the Japanese Government had supported 152 projects with $10.4 million since 1998 in various sectors in the country.

 

Kusaoke was represented by the Medical Attache of the Japanese embassy, Mr Yoshiharu Furuichi.

 

The envoy said “promoting resilient health system” was one of Japan’s priority areas identified at the at sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

 

“In the project for the construction of Gbogbodo Maternal and Child Health Centre, we are handing over a medical centre, a block of toilets and bathrooms, several medical equipment and a borehole.

 

“I believe that these provisions will contribute to better access to medical services and hygienic water supply in Abaji,” he said.

 

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Exclusive breast-feeding, relevant tool to improve child survival – Experts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Chioma Obinna , Nkiruka Nnorom and Gabriel Olawale

 

Nutrition experts have identified exclusive breastfeeding as one of the tools to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – 3, SDGs, aimed at ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for consumers of all ages and ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030″.

 

Nigeria: 1 woman dies every 10 mins at childbirth

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ibrahim Musa Giginyu

 

A survey conducted by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has revealed that in Nigeria 1 in 13 women dies during pregnancy or child birth and that in every 10 minutes one woman dies from conditions associated with childbirth.

 

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