BY DORCAS EDET
According to the World Health Organisation, maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. It is expected that each of these stages would be a positive experience so as to ensure that both mother and child are in optimum health at the end of the day. To achieve this, amongst other things, mothers need to be able to access quality health services rendered by health professionals during the stages involved in motherhood.
BY DORCAS EDET
The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed that the country’s maternal mortality rate currently stood at 512 deaths per 100,0000 live births, while neonatal mortality rate stood at 39 per 1,000 live births and under age mortality rate 132 per 1000 live births.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, made the revelations while addressing newsmen after defending the 2021 budget of her office.
Family Planning Service Providers in Ogun state Monday lamented the low turnout of females procuring various family planning methods as a result of the lockdown following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.
Some of the providers who spoke to our correspondent when he visited their health care centres in Abeokuta, the state capital, revealed that the development might lead to population surge in the state.
vourable working conditions and a general lack of attention to the health sector are leading causes of high migration rates among health workers in Nigeria. These continue to aggravate the country’s infant and maternal mortality, our investigation reveals.
To reduce incidents of maternal and neo-natal mortality in the Southwest region of the country, Rotary District 9110, has trained family planning providers in selected secondary health facilities Ogun, Lagos and Oyo States.
To deepen the impact of its campaign on maternal and child mortality, Rotary International District 9110, has taken the initiative to communities in Lagos.
Speaking at a one-day Community Dialogue on Maternal and Perinatal Morbidity and mortality reduction organised for stakeholders and residents in Lagos Island, Lagos Coordinator of the programme, Dr. Deinde Shoga said the initiative was to ensure safe pregnancy and delivery, the survival of children and to address issues of family planning.
The Health4All Media Initiative (HAMI) on Wednesday described the death of one of its members, Dominic Eze Uzu, 60, as “shocking” and “saddened”!
His death, according to a statement by the Secretary of the group, Sola Ojo, came at a time the HAMI was trying to intensify maternal and newborn reportage in Nigeria with a focus on rural communities in Kaduna State.
HAMI is a group of journalists cut across print, electronic and new media working on health as one of the key component of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Nigeria is working towards.
Dr. Uchenna Emelonye is the Country Representative of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Liberia, having previously served in the same capacity in Uganda. Emelonye is also visiting professor of Human Rights law at several European universities. In this interview with ROBERT EGBE, he speaks on the underreported but critical issue of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria.
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As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Contraception Day, experts have called for urgent action on unwanted and underage pregnancies to check the rising rate of unsafe abortion in the country.
They gave the warning in a statement jointly issued on Wednesday.
The Programme Director of Development Communications Network (Devcoms), Akin Jimoh, noted that the majority of young people in Nigeria are not empowered with quality information to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.