NIGERIA

World Midwife Day: Association seeks employment of more professional midwives

Friday, May 4, 2018

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.
 

#Inthenews: How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

Thursday, April 19, 2018

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death – battling with one pregnancy-induced ailment or the other. Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole in this special report presents women who have to contend with different health issues in Abuja, following their failure to rest in-between pregnancies.

#Inthenews: Tackling Nigeria’s high infant-maternal mortality through workable partnerships

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Infant mortality, according to Wikipedia, refers to deaths of young children, typically, those less than one year of age. It is measured by the infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one-year of age for 1000 live births. The under-five mortality is also an important statistic, considering that the IMR focuses only on children under one year of age.

NEWBORN DEATHS: CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST ADVOCATES FREE MATERNAL, CHILD HEALTHCARE

Friday, February 23, 2018

Dr Chris Agboghorowa, Chief Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Hospital, Abuja, has urged government at all levels to ensure free maternal and child healthcare in order to reduce newborn mortality rate.
Agboghorowa, who is also the immediate past Secretary-General of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), made the call in an interview
in Abuja on Friday.

Investigation: Absence , non- Completion of Kaduna 255 PHCs Worries Pregnant Women in Rural Communities

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Twenty Five year old Mother of Four, Hajara Musa has been married for 8 years and ‎now she is seven months pregnant expecting her fifth child.

Hajara always delivered her children at home with the help of unskilled birth attendants due to the absence

of Primary Health Care in her community which is a stone throw from Kaduna , the State capital.

 

‎The shy looking housewife narrated how she spent days in labour before her family decided to take her to a PHC located in Rigachukun Community, about 10 kilometres from her village.

Why Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies daily

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Everyday, Nigeria loses about 575 newborn babies, who are mainly within their first week of life. These deaths represent a quarter of the total 2, 300 under-five deaths that occur daily in the country.
These rising deaths have succeeded in pitching the country, in the 11th position on newborn deaths globally, as revealed by a new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Consequently, the UNICEF is calling for urgent intervention against newborn deaths through access to well trained nurses and midwives.
 

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.
 

UNFPA recognises Nigeria, Gambia banning female genital mutilation

Monday, February 6, 2017

The UN Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA, says Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.
 
The UNFPA, in a report on the of 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, commemorated on February 6, stressed the urgent need to abandon the practice.
 

IVF TREATMENT: Debunk the mystery, reduce the misery

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Since the birth of the world’s first, In-vitro Fertilisation, IVF, baby, over five million babies have been born. In Nigeria alone, the number of babies conceived through IVF is over 5,000 and still growing.
 
But many Nigerian couples who have benefited from Assisted Reproductive Technique, ART, don’t disclose that they underwent fertility treatment.
 
In fact, they regard telling people that their babies were courtesy of IVF as one of the greatest taboos.
 

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