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4m Pregnancies In Nigeria Caused By Poor Access To Family Planning – UNFPA

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The State of World Population (SWOP) Report, 2017, launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has placed Nigeria among countries with high rate of unintended pregnancies, with about 4million cases annually.
 
The report has blamed the situation on limited access to family planning which, it says, does not only harm women’s health, but also restrict their ability to move towards financial independence.
 

Nigerian doctors admit causing obstetric fistulas, injuries to women

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nigerian gynaecologists have finally admitted that the growing number of obstetric fistula cases (holes developed between the vagina and rectum or bladder) are as a result of surgical errors caused by doctors and healthcare professionals during medical procedures, most often, during caesarean sections (CS).
 
They conceded to this fact after several hospital-based studies proved that there is now an increase in iatrogenic fistulas, giving rise to more maternal morbidity and mortality.
 

Dearth of Skilled Birth Attendants Responsible for Maternal Deaths, Says Expert

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The President of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola, Sunday said Nigeria is occupying a pathetic position in the number of women that die during child birth, attributing the problem to dearth of skilled birth attendants.
 
Speaking during an interview with journalists in Sokoto, Akinola noted with deep concern the high rate of maternal deaths in the country, with Nigeria contributing 14 per cent to all the women that die in the world.
 

Sogunro: Lagos community where Pregnant Women Die Giving Birth

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It was about midday in the sleepy town called Sogunro Community. Quietness pervaded the environment as if there were no human lives present. It was later discovered that most of the residents had either gone to their offices out of town or had gone about their business and trades. For the housewives or older residents; they were either resting in their own homes or just minding their individual business.
 
 

Cancers: More women in Nigeria need to be screened - Experts

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria, SOGON has stressed the need for more women to be screened for reproductive tract cancers especially cervical cancer as well as the availability of radiotherapy centres. 

 

 

It harped on  the need for reduction in the high maternal mortality and perinatal rate in the country by training more skilled personal in prevention of post-partum haemorrhage as well as provision of drugs. 

 

 

I Was Scared My Son Might Contact HIV Virus From Breast Milk- Maimuna

Friday, November 24, 2017

Ajayi Maimuna is a young mother in her 30’s. She became HIV positive after her first three children and it remains a puzzle to her how she contacted the disease.
 
Maimuna, who spoke to our correspondent at the Heart to Heart Centre,(H2H) of the Badagry General Hospital, Lagos State, said, “I was scared my son might contact the HIV virus and as a result of that, I only breastfed him for one month and three days.
 

'Child spacing curbs maternal, child mortalities'

Friday, November 24, 2017

Stakeholders have called for the embrace of child spacing, stressing that it curbs maternal  and child mortalities as well as constitutes  an essential part of wellbeing of families.

 

 

"In Nigeria, all Demographic Health Surveys, DHS, have shown this pattern. The 2013 DHS data showed that when births are spaced at least three years apart, the number of infants deaths fall dramatically, " Country Director, Health Policy Plus(HP+) Nigeria,Onoriode Ezire noted 

 

Nigeria announces nationwide free surgery for patients with fistula

Friday, November 24, 2017

The federal government of Nigeria is planning to carry out free surgery and laboratory services for all fistula patients in all Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country. This was announced by Nigeria’s health minister, Prof Isaac Adewole. The minister announced this while speaking at the National Stakeholders Meeting on Obstetric Fistula in Abuja.
 

Sultan laments trend of drug abuse among women, youths

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Thursday lamented the growing trend of drug abuse among women and youths, challenging the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) to use its platform in reversing the trend.
 
Speaking at the formal opening of SOGON’s 51st Annual National Conference in Sokoto, Abubakar who was the chairman of the occasion expressed serious concern over the ugly trend that is fast affecting public morality.
 

Nigeria crude death rate declines, ranks 16th in the world

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nigeria  has been ranked 16th in the world following its decline in its crude death rate from 12.46 in 2016 to 12.16 in 2017.
 
This figure places Nigeria at 2.38% lower than its 12.77% in 2015. A figure that is close to Lesotho and Estonia as compared to Bulgaria which is at the top of the ranking with a crude death rate of 15.17% according World Data Atlas).
 

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