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#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.

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

African Women Take Lead to End FGM, Child Marriage with Big Sister Movement

Saturday, March 10, 2018

With statistics showing that 6000 girls in Africa are mutilated daily, 200 million women living with the effects of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage (FGM/C) and 30 million girls at risk over the next decades, African women take the lead to end these harmful aged practices in the continent through the strategic launch of the Big Sister Movement.
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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.

Nigerians now seek and give abortion tips on social media

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

On February 10, SubDeliveryZone, one of Nigeria’s active social media handles that allows individuals to discretely get message across to a larger audience posted one from a boyfriend whose girlfriend got pregnant and they were in search of available abortion options that would be effective in getting rid of the pregna

Every Responsible Man Must Know His Wife’s Menstrual Cycle

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Director of Development Communications Network has revealed that it is very important for a man to take note of the menstrual cycle of his wife.


Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Only The Knowledge Of Your Wife’s Menstrual Cycle Keeps Away Unplanned Pregnancy- Expert

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Lagos accounts for 24% of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Monday, January 1, 2018

An NGO, Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), on Thursday said that Lagos accounts for the 24 per cent of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Nigeria.
Mr Akin Jimoh, the Programme Director, DEVCOMS, made the revelation when he visited the Lagos Operations of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Iganmu, Lagos on Wednesday.
Jimoh was accompanied by Mrs Appolonia Eke, a Family Planning Consultant and Financial Secretary, Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), Lagos.