News Updates

Its 60 days since deaf parents’ newborn got missing at Kaduna hospital

Monday, March 12, 2018

NIGERIA – Its already 60 days and the chances of recovery of a newborn that was stolen at a general hospital in Kaduna are becoming slimmer as there is no any hint from hospital management, state government and security agencies about her whereabouts.
Many who witnessed and heard about shocking sudden disappearance of a day old baby girl born to deaf parents, Hajiya Salamatu 28 and her husband, Mallam Kabir a welder through C-section at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna North local government area of the State are still asking the question ‘how’ months after

#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.

Maternal Mortality: Nigerian Statistics Alarming – Association

Friday, March 23, 2018

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)”.

Nigeria: Cost of Having a Baby in Ondo

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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.

Stolen babies: Nigerian Govt. urged to provide adequate security in hospitals

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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.
Read more: www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/04/10/stolen-babies-nigerian-govt-urged-to-pr...

SPECIAL REPORT: Women in Abuja communities abandon clinics, rely on traditional birth attendants for delivery

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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.

#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.

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.
 

End Obstetric Fistula, save women’s lives

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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.

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