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NGO Calls For Establishment Of Delivery Rooms In IDPs Camp In FCT

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Yusra Peace Care Foundation, an NGO, has called for the construction of delivery rooms in Durumi IDPs camp in FCT to reduce the risk of maternal and child mortality.
 
Dr Fahad Muhammed, who is in charge of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) clinic, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
 

Detention of new mums over medical bills rampant – Report

Friday, January 12, 2018

A new report presented by the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR) have flayed widespread detention of women who cannot pay medical bills upon delivery.
 
The report also indicated that the Federal Government has not done much to reduce the high maternal mortality rate from 2008 to date.
 

 

Women Bleed To Death Over Poor Access To Healthcare

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fatimah Isah, from Gwiwa LGA of Jigawa state bled to death following pregnancy complications.
 
Fatima was unable to access quality healthcare during pregnancy and delivery.
 
As a teenager, she suffered pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, no thanks to pro-longed labour.  Fatima developed the condition as a result of labour that lasted for two weeks.
 

Lack of political will setback to Nigeria’s healthcare delivery — Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Professor Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and current National President, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON.
 
During the Annual General Meeting of the Society in Sokoto,  Akinola spoke to Good Health Weekly about fortunes of SOGON while  stressing the need for repositioning of policies that would bring about better maternal and child health in Nigeria. Excerpts:
 

Silent rage of maternal sepsis puts women’s lives at risk

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

When Helen discovered  she was pregnant, she was excited to welcome a new life, but her hopes took a crashing turn when she had a miscarriage weeks later.
 
After all the tests, she continued to bleed, and was admitted to the ICU for post partum sepsis along with an infection in her uterus.
 
“I was really sick and needed to have three  D&Cs done and it took a while for me to overcome the shock of sepsis. I was one of the lucky ones who made it but I’m still losing  weight,” she told Good Health Weekly.
 

Govt launches three-year plan on family health

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A family planning costed implementation plan for 2016 to 2018 to provide direction for a sustainable family planning programme with detailed activities, strategies, goals and indicators to address all components towards achieving the state’s vision on family and reproductive health has been launched by the Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board.
 
The three-year plan is aimed at increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate among families in the state from 26% to 52% by 2018.
 

Fear Forces Mothers Living With HIV To Shun Breastfeeding

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Contrary to emerging evidence which has proved that HIV-positive women who breastfeed maximise their babies’ health prospects, Nigerian mothers living with the infection are still evading the exercise.
 
Until recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised HIV-positive mothers to avoid breastfeeding if they were able to afford, prepare and store formula milk safely.
 

Nigeria enhances maternal, child survival through family planning— Dr Mojisola Odeku, Prog Director, NURHI

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

During the 60th  National Conference onHealth, NCH, Project Director, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Dr Mojisola Odeku, speaks about the essence of The Challenge Initiative, TCI. Excerpts.
 
The Challenge Initiative, TCI, is doing business in an unusual way. It’s really nothing new but a practical way of ensuring that the owners of the land take it back for themselves with us just providing the light technical assistance.
 

2017: Sad year in Nigeria’s health sector; over 1,000 die from preventable diseases

Monday, January 1, 2018

Nigeria started 2017 with the news of outbreak of Meningitis which lasted for months and was followed by other rare and uncommon diseases. There were also new policies and the launch of primary health care centres to improve the health sector. During the year, doctors and health workers also embarked on strikes, while many global health reports were released.
 
PREMIUM TIMES compiles some of the major health events that headlined 2017.
 
1,166 people died of meningitis in six months
 

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