Journalist Section

Safe Motherhood :NGO seeks more investment in family planning services

Friday, May 26, 2017

Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), an NGO, has called for increased funding of family planning services to raise the level of contraceptive use to 36 per cent by 2018.
 
The organisation’s media specialist, Iliya Kure, said in a paper he presented to mark 2017 Safe Motherhood Week, that current national contraceptive commodities usage was slightly above 15 per cent.
 
The paper is entitled `Child spacing: Key strategy to reducing maternal death – time to act.’
 

Meningitis High cost preventing Nigerians from accessing vaccine

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Federal Government’s efforts to check the further spread of the Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in the country may be marred by high cost of dispensing the vaccine in public and private health institutions.
 
Nigerians who are eager to protect themselves against the deadly disease have said that the cost of procuring the vaccine is prohibitive.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recent outbreak of the disease, especially in the northern parts of the country has claimed over 813 lives.
 

Health Minister: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, has assured Nigerians and the international community that there is no cause for concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

He also said that the president could not be treated in Nigeria because of the long existing bond between him and his foreign doctors, saying health was a complex issue.
 

Safe Motherhood Day: Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria Determines To Promote Child Spacing - Dr. Hadiza Balarebe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kaduna State government has budgeted over #100 million to ensure safe methods of child spacing with almost all the necessary commodities provided free in all facilities in the state.
 
The worthy investment is all geared to save mothers and babies through the partnership of the Kaduna State government and partners.
 

Time to end preventable maternal deaths in Nigeria

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It is often said that ‘pregnancy is not a disease’, but this maxim doesn’t chime with the reality in Nigeria. While pregnancy in itself may not be a disease in Nigeria, the health system that should take care of our expectant mothers is afflicted with a chronic, debilitating disease. Yes, a lethal pestilence that has been killing expectant mothers with stealth, stubborn consistency and in staggering numbers.

EU to spend €54 million on maternal, newborn health in Bauchi, Adamawa, Kebbi

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The European Union (EU) will spend 54 million Euros to strengthen and promote primary healthcare, maternal and child health and newborn babies and reduce deaths associated with maternal and child health in Bauchi, Adamawa, and Kebbi States.
 
This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Abubakar Al-Sadique.‎
 

Poverty accounts for high level child malnutrition - Expert

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nigeria continues to record high rate of malnutrition as a result of poverty across the country, the Nutrition Specialist, United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) Philomena Irene has said.
 
Irene who made this known yesterday at a two-day UNICEF sponsored workshop with the theme, Investing in Child Malnutrition for the Future #StopchildmalnutritionNigeria in Yola, Adamawa State also said, most malnourished children come from poor home.

HMCAN explains position on the repealing of the NHIS Act

Friday, May 19, 2017

As the National Assembly commences the process of repealing the NHIS Act, the Health & Managed Care Association of Nigeria, (HMCAN )said the newly proposed Bill which is National Health Insurance Commission Bill, would ensure the regulatory agency focuses on the core function of regulation to expand the scheme’s benefit for more Nigerians.

 

 

Organisation tasks nursing mothers on exclusive breast feeding

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has urged nursing mothers to observe the six-months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.

 

The Organisation’s Nutrition Specialist in its Bauchi Field Office, Ms Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dialogue was organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

China Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.
 

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