Civil Societies Organisation News

Family planning, maternal health imperative: Much ado about fears, myths of contraceptives

Prof Isaac Adewole
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Chioma Obinna

 

No doubt, contraceptives or methods of  Family Planning, have become well known in the society. However, this knowledge is still relatively low in Nigeria with only 15 per cent of Nigerian women using any method. Today, common claims   among Nigerian women   is that   family planning interferes with the natural process, while others say their spouses are totally opposed to the use of contraceptives.

 

Combating high rate of child and maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Abiodun Fagbemi

 

Mrs Olanike Adebayo of Pipeline Area, Ilorin never knew that her joy over her child Olamide, a six-month-old baby would be short-lived moments after he was diagnosed lately of jaundice as Olamide later died of complications arising from the ailment.

 

In the same vein, Abdullahi Aruna, a 35-year-old peasant farmer from Pada, a sleepy village in Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara wept uncontrollably due to the sudden death of both his 27-year-old pregnant wife, Aminat and the foetus after a prolonged child birth labour.

 

Family Planning: About 40,000 women, 241,000 new-born die annually in Nigeria - Expert

Sunday, October 23, 2016

By Theo Adegoke

 

A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin has raised an alarm that about 40,000 women and  241,000 new-born die in Nigeria annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Speaking at the weekend during a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja, he said lack of family planning accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.

 

Agency provides water, sanitation facilities in 20,000 Nigerians communities

Friday, October 21, 2016

NAN

 

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has so far provided clean water and sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 communities in Nigeria under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, an official has said.

 

The UNICEF Chief of WASH, Mr. Kannan Nadar, made the fact known in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting on Capacity Assessment of Selected States and Local Governments Areas in Nigeria.

 

Nadar said that communities were drawn from 98 local government areas from 19 states participating in the project.

 

Amosun’s wife donates centres to fight cancer

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Determined to wage war against the dreaded cancer disease, the wife of the Governor of Ogun State and President of UPLIFT Development Foundation, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, has donated three ultra-modern cancer screening centres in Abeokuta, Sagamu and Ota respectively.

 

The centres, located at the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta; Onabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu; and State Hospital in Ota, according to the first lady, are strategically situated for the use of the residents of Ogun state in its three senatorial districts of the state.

 

Experts stress importance of healthy nutrition

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Some nutrition experts have stressed the importance of eating healthy meals, during and after pregnancy, to prevent under-nutrition in mothers and babies.

 

The experts made the assertion at a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun.

 

The theme of the workshop is: “Good Nutrition, a Way of Life’’.

 

Dr Bartholomew Brai, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, said, “under-nutrition during critical periods in development can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life.

 

‘Contraceptives does not lower libido, cause cancer’

Thursday, October 20, 2016

By Yemisi Aofolaju and Sade Oguntola

 

Religious leaders and the media have been called upon to champion the course of family planning in Nigeria just as they were told that an increase in its uptake was pivotal to attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

 

Dr Adenike Jagun gave the call at a stakeholders awareness meeting organised by Pathfinder International in conjunction with Advocacy Network Nigeria in Ibadan.

 

Family Planning: 36 million abortions recorded globally annually — Jhpiego

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lack of proper adoption of family planning methods among Nigerians leads to 610,000 abortions annually in Nigeria says jhpiego.

 

Addressing pressmen in Abuja on October 20, 2016, Emmanuel Otolorin, the country director of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization affiliated to Johns Hopkins University stated that 36 million abortions occur worldwide annually. And Nigeria accounts for 610,000 of the act.

 

UNICEF: Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – highest in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Over 1.6 million malnourished children are in Kaduna state, according to the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

 

Florence Oni, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, disclosed this while presenting the state’s intervention score card at a two-day mid-year review meeting in Kaduna.

 

 

The figure shows the state has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.

 

 

We’re committed to maternal, newborn deaths reduction – WBFA Country Director

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dr. Luther-King Fasehun is the Nigeria Country Director of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).  In this interview with Health Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole,  he discussed the activities of the Foundation and its commitment towards the reduction of  child and maternal mortality in the country and beyond.

 

Excerpts

 

Could you please tell us a bit about the Wellbeing Foundation Africa?

 

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