News Updates

Patients disapprove registration fee hike in Jigawa hospital

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Women assessing health care at Birnin Kudu Federal Medical Centre in Jigawa State have expressed their disapproval of a registration fee hike in the hospital. Some of the women who spoke with NOTAGAIN Campaign disclosed that the fee hike from N200 to N2000 naira has reduced the number of women who could have accessed maternal health care in the hospital.

Lagos speaker endorses NOTAGAIN Campaign

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji has advised pregnant women to patronise only registered health facilities, while also commending the NOTAGAIN initiative.

Ikuforiji made the plea in Lagos during a launch of ‘NOTAGAIN Campaign’, a nationwide grassroots advocacy for the reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria organised by Women Advocates’ Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), with the support of the MacArthur Foundation.

How Poverty, Unskilled Care Fuel Maternal Deaths

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two months after the traditional marriage ceremony between Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Nkechinyere Agbasi was formalised, Mrs Agbasi conceived. The entire Agbasi family received the news with excitement. Considering the African culture that perceives children as divine gifts from God, families, relations, friends and colleagues looked forward to the save delivery of the baby.

We can’t address maternal health without family planning – Minister

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the issue of maternal health could not be addressed without tackling the issue of family planning.

The Minister stated this in Abuja Tuesday when he received a report on: “Maternal Health in Nigeria, A Situation Report,” which was presented by Chima O.Izugbara, Senior Research Scientist on Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Centre.

Eliminating female circumcision for improved sexual, reproductive health

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ibidun Gbolahan at first meeting will strike you as a happily married woman and so with Voke Omoregie.


Gbolahan is in her mid-twenties and works in one of the new generation banks on the Lagos Island.


As a teenager in secondary, she discovered that the flow of her monthly periods was not consistent and inside of her, she usually felt itchy and uncomfortable.


Medical examinations showed that the scar she had as a result of female genital circumcision that was performed on her as a child was responsible for the condition.


Nigeria: 1 woman dies every 10 mins at childbirth

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ibrahim Musa Giginyu


A survey conducted by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has revealed that in Nigeria 1 in 13 women dies during pregnancy or child birth and that in every 10 minutes one woman dies from conditions associated with childbirth.


(Interview) Abortion Law in Nigeria Needs to be Reviewed- Ipas Nigeria Boss

Tuesday, October 18, 2016



The trauma of rape and unwanted pregnancies forces victims to procure unsafe abortion, resulting in death and reproductive health complications. In order to address this challenge, Gender activist and Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Hauwa Shekarau, in this interview with Franka Osakwe, calls for a review of the nation’s abortion law and increased freedom for women to make healthy choices.  Excerpts:


Is it right for a woman to abort an unwanted pregnancy?

We’re committed to maternal, newborn deaths reduction – WBFA Country Director

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dr. Luther-King Fasehun is the Nigeria Country Director of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).  In this interview with Health Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole,  he discussed the activities of the Foundation and its commitment towards the reduction of  child and maternal mortality in the country and beyond.




Could you please tell us a bit about the Wellbeing Foundation Africa?


In search of healthcare, Igbologun pregnant women risk their lives at sea

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

By Franka Osakwe


Igbologun is one of the riverine communities in Amowo-Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, where pregnant women and children pay stiff price to stay alive, although maternal services are free in Lagos State.


This island community also known as Snake Island, with over twenty thousand people, largely child bearing women and children, has only one poorly functioning Primary Health Centre (PHC), which is not patronized for maternal services.