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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.

Nigeria, Others Contribute 97% Of Global Preventable Maternal Mortality

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

IN CAPE TOWN  – Nigeria is among the sub-Saharan African countries that contribute 97 percent of maternal mortality that is preventable, health experts have lamented as more than 1,500 global stakeholders meet at the International Maternal and Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC2023).
Disclosing this was Dr. Koki Agarwal, Director, MOMEN­TUM Country and Global Lead­ership, who raised the alarm that progress in reducing the number of maternal deaths worldwide in recent years are marginal and inadequate to meet the global United Nations (UN) SDGs targets.

Nigeria ranks second worst country in maternal, child deaths in latest WHO report

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Nigeria as the country with the second highest number of maternal, neonatal and child deaths worldwide.
The report made public on Tuesday, May 9, shows Nigeria trailing India as the two leading nations where mothers and their babies are most likely to die.

Foundation Trains Midwives, Nurses On Use Of Ultrasound Equipment

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has partnered with General Electric, a multi-national company, to train midwives and nurses in Lagos State on the use of ultrasound machines for pregnant mothers, in order to improve maternal and child health outcomes.
The foundation’s Lagos State Team Lead, Dr. Tonade Ayomide, said the training involved the use of new portable hand-held V-Scan machines donated by the foundation.

USAID-IHP provides 420,920 children with nutrition intervention in Kebbi

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • 148,584 families embrace childbirth spacing

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with Integrated Health Programme(IHP) has provided nutrition intervention for 420,920 children within five years across 21 local government areas of the state.
USAID-IHP also revealed that about 148,584 families have embraced child spacing, and exclusive breastfeeding for six months, which have reduced the rate of maternal mortality rate across the 225 wards and 21 Local government areas in the state.

Excitement as Rotary Club donates borehole to Akwa Ibom community

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

As part of activities to mark its 2023 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project, the Rotary Club of Uyo shelter Afrique has donated a borehole to Nung Ette community in Ibesikpo Asuta, Akwa Ibom state.
The Club extended the gesture to its host community in partnership with its Club Ambassador Engr Edo Etuk, the Managing Director of Akwa lbom State Water Company Ltd who made contributions to the success of the project.

Intricacies of Maternal Mortality Rate

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality ratio is 1,047/100,000 live-births, representing the highest number of maternal deaths with approximately 82 000 deaths, and accounts for more than a quarter (28.5 per cent) of all estimated global maternal deaths in 2020, writes Ugo Aliogo
Every two minutes, one woman dies globally during pregnancy or childbirth, according to recent report by United Nations (UN) agencies.

Delta Restates Commitment to Curbing Maternal Mortality

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment at curbing maternal mortality in the process of childbirth.
In this regard, the state government assured that it would continue to ensure that children and mothers have unhindered access to free and quality healthcare services across the state.
Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, gave the assurance in Asaba, the state capital, during the One Day Stakeholders’ Dialogue on the strategies and reforms to improve maternal health capacity.