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Lockdown: Family Planning providers lament low turnout of clients in Ogun

Monday, May 11, 2020

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.

How health workers’ migration worsens maternal, infant mortality in Nigeria

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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.

Group takes campaign against maternal, child mortality to communities

Sunday, February 9, 2020

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.

Dominic Uzu: We have lost maternal health champion – HAMI

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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.

‘High maternal, child mortality is human rights violation’

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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. 

Oluwakemi Areola: ‘Our statistics shows there are virtually many girl children out of school in all states’

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ann-Melody Oluwakemi Areola is an innovative Public Relations Expert, a tactical Social Development Specialist and Business Support Services Advisor with a strategic intent premised on sustainable economic growth, inventive partnerships and youth empowerment. She is currently the Special Assistant on ICT & Corporate Relations to the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, actively running her PR bespoke boutique, Vivacity PR and an MBA Scholar. She has effortlessly combined the three, ensuring none suffers.

World Contraception Day: Experts Call For Increased Awareness To Curb Unsafe Abortion

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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.

Day of the Girl Child: DevComs Calls for Empowerment, Financial Independence for Girls

Friday, October 11, 2019

Development Communications Network, a media support organization with resources to help journalists in reporting science, public health and social sector issues, has on Thursday called for support and empowerment, to give the girl child financial independence to reach her full potential.

Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak

Sunday, October 6, 2019

• Experts Call For Timely Release Of FP Fund, Youthful Enlightenment
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) by 2020 remains a daunting task as the year winds down.
Meanwhile, the country’s maternal mortality remains one of the highest in the world with 576 deaths per 100,000 live births according to Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS, 2013).

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