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.


Friday, January 20, 2017

A girl who goes to school and stays in school till about 18, according to Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “is a better mother than a girl who has a child at 10.” Osotimehin, a former Health Minister in Nigeria, spoke last week when he took his public enlightenment campaign against child marriage to Kano “so that the age for marriage is shifted at least to 18.” He found a listening ear in Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje.

UNFPA Raises Concerns About Early Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has identified early marriage and adolescent pregnancy as some of the socio-economic factors responsible for high rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria and other developing African countries.
The UNFPA Executive Director, Professor Babatunde Osetimehin, disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

VVF: Kano Govt. Advocates Improved Health Care For Girl Child

Monday, January 9, 2017

In addition to improving health care facilities especially in rural areas, the Kano state government has revealed plans to eradicate the menace of VesicoVaginal Fistula (VVF).
The Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, expressed worry over the increase in number of reported VVF cases in the state.

Zamfara governor’s daughter to check child marriage

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The daughter of the Zamfara state governor, Hajiya Zainab Yari, has drawn up an education programme towards checking forceful marriage through her Non-Governmental Organization, “Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H. Coheic).
This was disclosed by the NGO’s Public Relations Officer, Eunice Bosua at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.