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Africa has largest diseases in the world, carries 80% of global malaria burden – World Bank

Friday, October 13, 2017

Khama Rogo, a World Bank Officer has observed that Africa has the largest burden of diseases in the world, and the lowest in accessible healthcare delivery to its citizenry.
Rogo who is the Lead Health Specialist in Africa, World Bank Group, made this observation when he led officials of World Bank and Pharm Access on a courtesy call on the Kwara State Governor,  Abdulfatah Ahmed at Government House, Ilorin, the state capital.

Forcing a Muslim to do family planning is forcing him to violate his religion - Kazaure

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Honourable Gudaji Kazaure, a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives representing Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi Constituency of Katsina state was captured in a video clip in which he said forcing a Muslim to do family planning is forcing him to violate his religion.



The honourable member of the House says there’s no planning in Islam. "Prophet Mohammed says marry and have children so that I can be proud of you in the day of judgement.



WARDC tasks lawyers on litigation of maternal death cases

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Annually,  for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria, 630 women die. While the country has a maternal death rate second only to India, medical and social reasons are usually touted as the cause for these deaths rather than preventable factors such as poorly equipped health facilities and negligence on the part of healthcare professionals; hence, the consideration of such deaths as simply health issues rather than a violation of fundamental human rights such as rights to life and family life.



Girl Child Day: NGO tasks FG on immunisation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), an NGO, has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that girls in hard to reach areas are not left behind and that all girls have access to important vaccines.



The vaccines include Tetanus, Rubella and Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, among others.



Dr Aminu Magashi, Chairman, Board of Trustees, CHR, made the appeal in a statement issued by Asma’u Rufa’i, Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator of the organisation on Wednesday in Abuja.

‘How we give birth in wheelbarrows’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Madamai is a village in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The community, located on a rocky terrain, is some three hours away from Kaduna main town; the community lacks healthcare centre, good road, schools and portable drinking water.
The journey to Madamai community which should ordinarily be a five minutes’ drive takes 20 to 25 minutes because of the bad roads which the residents say contributes to the death of many women in the area, especially those in labour.

Gombe: Group Advocate 15% Budget Allocation To Health Sector

Monday, October 9, 2017

Gombe State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn and Child Health (GoSAM) has urged the state government to increase budget of Health sector from 8.5 to 15 percent based on the Abuja declaration in April 2001.
Hajiya Zariyatu Abubakar chairperson advocacy subcommittee GoSAM made the called in Gombe on Thursday when the group paid an advocacy visit to the state Ministry for Economic Planning.

NYSC Offers Free Healthcare Services In Katsina

Monday, October 9, 2017

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical services to over 1,000 rural dwellers in Doro village, Bindawa Local Government Area of Katsina State under its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Mr John Okpo, the state NYSC Coordinator, disclosed this while monitoring the programme on Monday in the area.

Health Minister, UNICEF, Others Urge Actions To Curb Child Mortality

Monday, October 9, 2017

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, remarked that the country’s mortality in children Under-Five “is still very unacceptable’’.
In his remarks at the advocacy meeting on reproductive health in Abuja, organised by the office of the wife of the President, the minister stressed the urgency for the government to invest in health as it did in other infrastructure.
He said the administration was focusing attention on the basic health care system and intended to achieve eight million person target in three years.