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INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Grace Diashe says has not had a sound sleep since November last year when she started work as a nurse at a rural health centre.
 
The 47-year old mother of three is the only qualified health worker at the only health centre in Edikwu-Icho, a swampy community of about 2,500 people in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
 
Dominated by Tiv speaking people, the agrarian community is cut off whenever it rains, as five-foot deep flood water covers the only road that links it with the outside world.
 

Commonly used drug may be key to stopping thousands of mothers dying

Friday, November 10, 2017

Roughly every six minutes, a woman somewhere in the world bleeds to death in child birth. But a new medical trial shows that there is a way of combating the problem.
 
The trial has found that a simple drug called tranexamic acid, a blood clot stabiliser first discovered in Japan in the 1950s, could cut deaths from bleeding by a third if given to women within three hours.
 

Birth control to the rescue in Ebonyi

Friday, November 10, 2017

What can a governor do if he wants to grow his state economy when the odds are stacked against him? Crude oil has fallen out of favour and the population is growing at an alarming rate. Residents should go easy on procreation.
 
In Ebonyi State, birth control is one sure way to tackle the challenge. That was why Governor Dave Umahi launched the Resources for the Awareness of Population Impacts on Development or RAPID.
 
Umahi’s administration believes a controlled population is easier to manage in the face of limited resources.
 

‘Stop Contraceptive Stock-Out To End Unplanned Pregnancies’

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Worried by stock-out of contraceptive commodities and consumables, experts at the Performance Monitoring and Accountability (PMA) 2020, a recent family planning (FP) review, advocated increased funding for FP by state governments.
 
In view of high incidence of unplanned pregnancies, Funmi Olaolorun, the Co-Principal Investigator, PMA 2020, stressed that increased funding by state governments would  tackle  stock-out of contraceptive commodities and consumables in many states.
 

Maternal mortality: Rural women regain hope for safe delivery in Jigawa, Kano, others

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rural women in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Yobe and Zamfara states have taken a deeper sigh of relief following a decision by their respective governments to train 6,500 female health workers to man healthcare facilities in different communities across the five states.
 
The development was sequel to a partnership between Women for Health (W4H), a UKaid funded nongovernmental organization and the five state governments, Kano Chronicle, observed.
 

Safe Love moves to save 1m girls from HIV, unwanted pregnancy

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

With available statistics showing that young girls are disproportionately affected when it comes to HIV, Safe Love International has launched a campaign tagged: “No Sugar Daddy, Bright Future” to save 1 million Nigerian teenagers from new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancy.
 
The campaign is designed to address and combat the high rates of teenage pregnancies and HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria.
 

IDPs are being raped – Nigerian govt raises alarm over HIV/AIDS rate

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Head, Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative (PCNI), Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, has attributed the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the North-east to rampant cases of rape.
 
Ali Mohammed spoke on the sidelines of a PCNI meeting in Abuja.
 
He, however, assured that the security sub-committee of PCNI is working round the clock to ensure more places that are liberated were getting the humanitarian assistance they need.
 

NOA Task Religious Leaders On Essential Family Practices

Friday, November 3, 2017

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged religious leaders to help reduce maternal and infant mortality by disseminating right information on Family Planning (FP).

The Director of NOA in Nasarawa State, Mrs Priscilla Aluor, made the call at a two-day workshop on updated essential family practices held in Karu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by 42 participants from seven local government areas of the state.

Amosun’s Free Cancer Screening Saves 1,000 Women in Ogun

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Over 1,000 women are said to have benefited from the free breast and cervical cancer test awareness programmes put in place by the Uplift Development Foundation in Ogun State.
 
The wife of Ogun State governor and President of the Foundation, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, disclosed this during a two-day free Lumpectomy exercise for women held at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, according to a statement made available to THISDAY.

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