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10 causes of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Maternal mortality has been determined unequally at different times and different regions. However, a consensus has now been reached. In practice, the definition adopted by the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now almost universally applied. Read more about the causes of maternal mortality in Nigeria!
 

Health ministers from West Africa meet to address maternal mortality

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A meeting of health ministers from ECOWAS member countries has kicked off in Abuja.
 
The meeting, which is held annually, is organised by the West African Health Organisation (WAHO).
 
Speaking with journalists at the ECOWAS secretariat on Tuesday, Kofi Busai, director of primary health at WAHO, said this year’s meeting is looking at ways to reducing maternal mortality in the region.
 

UNICEF seeks monarch's support to address issues affecting children

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The United Nation Children’s Fund [UNICEF], on Thursday solicited the support of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in addressing issues related to child protection, survival and development in Nigeria.
 
Mr Mohamed Malick-Fall, the newly appointed UNICEF Country Representative, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on the Emir at his Palace in Kano.
 

PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin

Monday, June 5, 2017

Babatunde Osotimehin was a global leader of public health, women’s empowerment and young people, particularly focused on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as population and development.
 
After his appointment as UNFPA Executive Director, effective 2011, he spearheaded efforts by the international community to advance the milestone consensus of the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994.
 

Gov’t to commit N100m to child spacing services

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dr Hadiza Balarabe, Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has assured women in the state of a “truly free access” to child spacing services with effect from July.
 
Balarabe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday.
 
She spoke on the sideline of a three-day workshop on costed implementation plan for child spacing organised by Palladium and Pathfinder International to promote child spacing in the state.
 

Osotimehin, former minister of health, is dead

Monday, June 5, 2017

Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigeria’s minister of health from December 2008 to March 2010, is dead.
 
Up until his death, the 68-year-old was the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
 
According to sources at the UNFPA, his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the UN body on Monday morning.
 
He was said to have died in New York.
 

Reps propose free antenatal care for pregnant women

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The House of Representatives has commenced consideration of a bill to provide free ante-natal care to all pregnant women and stipends for mothers of triplets and other multiple births.
 
The bill initiated by Dr. Tony Nwoye representing Anambra East/West Federal Constituency also aims to address discrimination against pregnant women in the working place with sanctions stipulated against an employer who discriminates against a woman on account of her pregnancy.
 

Finland partners NGO to support expectant mothers

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Government of Finland has expressed its readiness to partner Nigeria in providing free maternity packages to expectant mothers.
 
Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, disclosed this when White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nollywood actor, Mr. Jim Iyke paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.
 
The ambassador stated that the gesture has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
 

Non-inclusion of Rotavirus Vaccine in NPI fuels 150,000 annual deaths

Sunday, May 28, 2017

At the Nassarawa Primary Health Centre, in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, nine-month-old, pale and thin Baby Habibat, being cuddled by her mother is suffering from malnutrition induced by acute diarrhea, which is caused by rotavirus.
 
“First she started stooling frequently, then vomiting and gradually started losing weight,” her mother Aisha summarised how her baby got to that point.
 

Children’s Day: Nigeria Accounts For Significant Proportion Of HIV Positive Children

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day tomorrow, May 27th, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has called on Nigerians to reflect on children living with HIV and their families, as the country still accounts for a significant proportion of children living with HIV/AIDS.

 

 

May 27th is a day set aside for the promotion and welfare of children.

 

 

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