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Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

THE Country Representative of the United Nations (UN) Population Fund in Nigeria (UNFPA Nigeria), Ulla Mueller, recently bemoaned Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate which is rated at the third highest in the world. According to her,  discrimination and gender-based violence limited access to healthcare and education, while unequal economic opportunities impeded women and girls’ progress.

A week of care for mother and baby

Friday, June 23, 2023


The Optimized Maternal Newborn campaign in Cross River state, supported by UNICEF, aims to improve maternal and child health through essential services and supplies, targeting a significant number of pregnant women and children to reduce mortality rates.

Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, Communication Officer, UNICEF Nigeria


Stakeholders Canvass 70% Allocation For Primary Healthcare

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Stakeholders in the health sector have stressed the need for the federal and state governments to give 70 percent of budgetary allocation in the health sector to the primary healthcare sub- sector (PHC).
The stakeholders made this recommendation at the end of a one- day town hall meeting on improving primary healthcare through accountability in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Improving the role of media professionals in reversing maternal, child deaths in Bauchi

Monday, July 10, 2023

In Bauchi State, the burden of maternal and child deaths is quite huge as can be seen in all relevant surveys and studies carried out in the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) 2018 and Maternal, Perinatal and Child Deaths Surveillance Response (MICS) 2021. This development is a cause for concern, considering the importance of family health as well as the initiatives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Yobe, Fhi360 collaborate to improve maternal infant, child nutrition

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Yobe state Primary Healthcare Management Board (YPHCMB) in collaboration with Family Health International(Fhi360)Alive and Thrive, Monday, organised a three-day residential refresher training of trainers on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) in Yobe state.
The 3-day residential refresher training took place at Olive Petals Hotel along Gujba Road in Damaturu, Yobe state.

Sexual health rights and family planning, great forgotten human rights ~ A rambling story with Marietta

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

For too long, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) have been sidelined, forgotten from public health and development policies simply because they are imprisoned in a taboo. So many mysteries surrounding these rights, which are all as important as the right to education, the right to vote, the right to equality between men and women, the right to freedom of expression, etc.

Nigerian Government Allocates N81.7Billion In 2023 Budget For Streetlight Projects, Higher Than Health, Education Budgets—Report

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

According to the civic organisation, the allocation for the streetlight projects was higher than the total allocation to schools and primary health centres in the country, which stood at N77.9 billion and N3.1 billion respectively, in the budget.


Ekiti govt presents over N800m to primary health care facilities

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Ekiti state governor, Biodun Oyebanji on Monday presented a cheque of N4.6 million to each of the 177 Primary Health Care (PHCs) facilities across the state to ensure affordable and quality healthcare services at the grassroots.
Oyebanji who spoke during the flag-off of the program tagged, ‘ Impact Project ‘ supported by the World Bank noted that the project represented the commitment of his administration to the provision of quality healthcare services to the people.

Google Unveils Tool to Improve Emergency Maternal Care in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A new tool that shows decision-makers how quickly expectant mothers can access emergency obstetric care in Nigeria has been introduced by Google.
This is expected to improve access to emergency maternal care in Nigeria seamlessly as the government and other stakeholders would have used the tool to know where to put healthcare facilities for easy access.