News Updates

Social Media Experts take on Maternal Mortality Reporting

Friday, October 13, 2017

Programme Director of a not-for-profit orgainzation, Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network, Mr Akin Jimoh, has challenged social media influencers and online journalists to see the need to join the campaign in demanding for improved conditions for mothers and pregnant women at a one-day hangout session organized by the organization.
 
Speaking at the event, the Mr Jimoh expressed that it is about time the social media platform in Nigeria can become a more useful tool in demanding accountability in the healthcare sector on maternal mortality issues in the country.

Malaria prevention in pregnancy reduces maternal, child mortality

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Expectant mothers have been urged to always ask for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as intermittent preventive drug against malaria during pregnancy. They should also register at a health facility for their ante-natal once they are confirmed pregnant.
 

‘3,600 communities lack health facilities in Niger’

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that there are 3,600 communities in Niger State which lack basic health facilities and social amenities.
 
Tagging those communities hard-to-reach, UNICEF has said that although the international donor partner seeks to provide health services to all the communities, it has only been able to reach out to 850 communities in 17 local government areas of the state.
 

COWLSO Donates ICU, Medical Equipment To General Hospitals

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

n a bid to stem maternal mortality rate, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Official, COWLSO, has donated an Intensive Care Unit, ICU to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and Neo-natal hearing screening equipment to four General Hospitals in the state.
 
The General Hospitals are Gbagada, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu and Badagry. The equipment were donated on Wednesday at the officials commissioning of the ICU at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
 

‘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.
 

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.

 

 

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