Journalist Section

Nasarawa Assembly to enact law on family planning to tackle maternal mortality

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Sunday, says it will enact a law to give family planning programmes full legal backing in the state to effectively tackle maternal mortality.
Alhaji Mohammed Opkede (PDP-Doma North), Chairman, House Committee on Health, disclosed this in Akwanga at the end of 3-day workshop on “Development of the Nasarawa State Costed Implementation plan for Family Planning.”

Between natural birth and CS: Women speak

Sunday, May 14, 2017

One proponent of natural birth said babies born vaginally receive a coating of immune-boosting microbes, and their intestines are more likely to have early colonisation with beneficial bacteria-protections than babies delivered surgically.
WHO says medical practitioners should not undertake C-sections purely to meet a given target or rate, but rather focus on the needs of patients.

FG Commited To Attaining Zero Maternal Deaths

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mrs Adejoke Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the Government on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) says the office will collaborate with stakeholders to attain zero under five mortality by 2030.
Adefulire gave the assurance on Saturday in Abuja at a national workshop organised by the Association of Female Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AFMLN) with the theme; “Contributing to SDG three by improving child and maternal health through enlightenment and education.

Nurses and Midwives Must Do Something To Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality

Friday, May 12, 2017

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nurses and Midwives in the country to rededicate themselves to quality service delivery in order to boost healthcare and reduce the high prevalence of infant and maternal mortality in the country.

Save lives, donate blood

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Every year, Nigeria loses an estimate of 59,000 women to predictable and easily prevented deaths. Each week, 1,131 women die in childbirth. In the last seven days, 1,131 Nigerian families have lost mothers, friends, sisters and daughters to pregnancy.  Every week, more children are forced to grow up without mothers, and are subjected to the difficulties that entails. These children are more likely to die before their fifth birthday.

Adewole: FG to Upgrade Standard of Midwifery Practices in Nigeria

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government has concluded plans to improve the standard of midwifery practices in the country.
This is coming as a Nollywood actor and producer, Jim Iyke, was unveiled as the Special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child health.
Adewole made this known yesterday during the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of the Midwife (IDM) in Abuja.

Nigeria ranked 7th among countries facing shortage of health workers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nigeria is ranked 7th among 57 countries classified as facing a critical shortage of health workers, it was learnt Tuesday
According to the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole the country has a shortage of 144,000 health workers.  Nigeria is ranked second in Africa behind Ethiopia with 152,000.
Presently, the country boasts of 240,000 nurses and midwives and by 2030 the country will be needing 149,852 doctors and 471,353 nurses and midwives.

Nurses, midwives decry poor state of Nigeria’s health facilities

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The President of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Abdulrafiu Adeniji has decried the poor state of health facilities in the country, arguing it has made midwives not to perform optimally on their jobs.
He therefore called for a stronger health system and well-equipped facilities that make healthcare accessible, especially those in rural communities.

Niger Gov Warns Officials Against Playing Politics With Healthcare

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Miffed by the refusal of some government agencies to effectively distribute drugs to health centres, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has warned his appointees against playing politics with what has direct bearing with the lives of the people.

The governor  in continuation of his midterm assessment tour yesterday to Baddegi in Katcha local government area , expressed dissatisfaction with what he met on ground at Hajiya Mumbai Aliyu maternal and child health center in the town.

Editorial NMA’s strategic five-year plan

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) recently launched a five-year strategic plan to improve this country’s health sector. The plan, launched on Tuesday April 18, 2007 brought together civil society organizations and other medical associations to parley and advance the sector. Among those at the meeting to finalize the NMA Strategic Plan 2017-2022 were development partners.