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Cholera outbreak: NCDC records 82 suspected cases in Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday said no fewer than 82 cases of suspected cholera had been recorded from seven local government areas in Adamawa, Bauchi and Katsina.

The agency gave the breakdown of affected state as Adamawa 60 cases, Bauchi two cases and Katsina 20 cases.

The Director-General of the council, Mr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said out of the 82 suspected cases, 36 were confirmed in laboratory and one death recorded.

We can’t progress if women, children health is ignored – Mrs Ayade

Sunday, July 28, 2019

CALABAR –The wife of the governor of Cross River state, Mrs. Linda Ayade has asserted that Nigeria cannot prosper if the health of women and children was not made a top priority by government at all levels.

  Mrs. Ayade made the assertion during a dissemination meeting for the “Saving Mothers and Giving Life “SMGL, initiative Organized by Pathfinders International at Transcorp Hotel, Calabar at the weekend

UN expresses commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said its dream is yet to be realised in Nigeria and for all people in all places, but expressed commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria.
The UNFPA made the commitment at the official launch of the “International Conference on Population Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and UNFPA@50: The Unfinished Business;” in Abuja.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, pointed out that in Nigeria, 111 women die daily during childbirth, while worldwide 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy.

Baby dies in suspicious circumstances as mother gives birth unassisted

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Wednesday, said that a lady in her late 30s, allegedly killed her baby boy in the process of delivery in Abakaliki, the state capital.
According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, the lady sustained injuries while trying to forcefully deliver herself of the baby.
She added that the woman was currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

Ekiti moves to end maternal, child deaths

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said on Wednesday that the state government was taking concrete steps to end the high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the state.
Yaya-Kolade said training of health professionals was crucial in the move to ensure the reduction in the high maternal mortality rate in the state.

Taraba to spend N30m on family planning

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Taraba to spend N30m on family planning Darius Ishaku, Taraba state governor. The Taraba Government has earmarked N30 million for Family Planning (FP) services in its 2019 budget, Dr Ahmed Kara, the Director, Hospital Services in the state Ministry of Health, has said. Kara disclosed this on Tuesday in Jalingo at the opening of a two-day “Budget Tracking, Monitor and Process Training and Advocacy Core Group Work Plan Development Meeting’’. Kara is also the Chairman of the Advocacy Core Group (ACG) of FP in the state.

#IntheNews: Healthcare Delivery And ‘Surplus Doctors’

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Following public outrage, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige has walked back on his dismissive statement that the rate at which Nigerian doctors emigrate is a positive development for the country. “We have a surplus…If you have a surplus, you export…They (doctors) go out, sharpen their skills, earn money and send them back home here. We have foreign exchange earnings from them. Indians are doing it,” Ngige had said while responding to a question on Channels Television last week.

Communal Clashes Hindering Immunisation In C’River – PHDA DG

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dr Betta Edu, Director General, Primary Health Care Development Agency, Cross River State, has said that communal clashes in some parts of the state were hindering full immunisation coverage.
Edu said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Calabar while commemorating the World Immunisation and Africa Vaccination Week.
The Week, with its 2019 theme “Protected Together: Vaccine Work”, is celebrated in the last week of April with the aim of promoting the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Family Planning: Unfriendly Care Providers Scare Adolescents At Lagos Youth-Friendly Centres

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lagos – When women and girls have access to contraception, fewer babies and mothers die. Around the world, millions of women can’t get the contraception they want.
Numerous studies show that the ability to plan pregnancy is directly and unequivocally linked to lower maternal mortality, lower infant and under-five mortality, lower mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and a whole host of improved health indicators.

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