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Cancers: More women in Nigeria need to be screened - Experts

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria, SOGON has stressed the need for more women to be screened for reproductive tract cancers especially cervical cancer as well as the availability of radiotherapy centres. 

 

 

It harped on  the need for reduction in the high maternal mortality and perinatal rate in the country by training more skilled personal in prevention of post-partum haemorrhage as well as provision of drugs. 

 

 

I Was Scared My Son Might Contact HIV Virus From Breast Milk- Maimuna

Friday, November 24, 2017

Ajayi Maimuna is a young mother in her 30’s. She became HIV positive after her first three children and it remains a puzzle to her how she contacted the disease.
 
Maimuna, who spoke to our correspondent at the Heart to Heart Centre,(H2H) of the Badagry General Hospital, Lagos State, said, “I was scared my son might contact the HIV virus and as a result of that, I only breastfed him for one month and three days.
 

'Child spacing curbs maternal, child mortalities'

Friday, November 24, 2017

Stakeholders have called for the embrace of child spacing, stressing that it curbs maternal  and child mortalities as well as constitutes  an essential part of wellbeing of families.

 

 

"In Nigeria, all Demographic Health Surveys, DHS, have shown this pattern. The 2013 DHS data showed that when births are spaced at least three years apart, the number of infants deaths fall dramatically, " Country Director, Health Policy Plus(HP+) Nigeria,Onoriode Ezire noted 

 

Nigeria announces nationwide free surgery for patients with fistula

Friday, November 24, 2017

The federal government of Nigeria is planning to carry out free surgery and laboratory services for all fistula patients in all Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country. This was announced by Nigeria’s health minister, Prof Isaac Adewole. The minister announced this while speaking at the National Stakeholders Meeting on Obstetric Fistula in Abuja.
 

UNFPA Calls For Increased Women, Girls Protection

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has presented the 2017 State of the World Population Report (SWOP) with a call for the Nigerian government to provide more protection to women and adolescent girls.
 
Dr Eugene Kongnyuy, the Deputy Country Representative, UNFPA Nigeria, made the call while presenting the report on Thursday in Abuja.
 

Who is Afraid of Family Planning?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Rebecca Ejifoma who carried out investigation on the use of family planning by Nigerian couples, reports that the overall acceptance is still below expectations in the country.
 
Ruth and her children
 
Nigeria has made progress in improving the use of contraceptives over the past decades. However, there is room for improvement even in the face of longstanding myths and misconceptions concerning their use.
 
First mother
 

Prof. Adewole Urges Health Professionals To Shun Malpractice

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on healthcare professionals to shun all forms of malpractice so as not to toy with the lives of people seeking medical care.
 
The minister told a gathering of laboratory scientists on Tuesday in Kaduna that the Federal Government would strengthen existing mechanisms to prevent quacks from taking over the health system.
 
The minister spoke at the opening of the 53rd National Scientific Conference of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.
 

Oyo Assembly proposes bill on family planning

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Bill for a Law to provide for the Regulation of Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Safe Maternity Services on Tuesday scaled the first reading at the Oyo State House of Assembly.
 
The  Chairman, House Committee on Health, Mr Silas Okunlola, read the bill which was co-sponsored by eight lawmakers.
 
The lawmakers were; Mr Silas Okunlola ( Iwajowa), Mr Segun Ajanaku ( Ibadan South West 2 ), Mr Abiden Wahab (Oluyole) and Mr Bolanle Agbaje (Ibadan North 1).
 

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Grace Diashe says has not had a sound sleep since November last year when she started work as a nurse at a rural health centre.
 
The 47-year old mother of three is the only qualified health worker at the only health centre in Edikwu-Icho, a swampy community of about 2,500 people in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
 
Dominated by Tiv speaking people, the agrarian community is cut off whenever it rains, as five-foot deep flood water covers the only road that links it with the outside world.
 

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