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Nigeria Pushes for Companionship in Labour to Improve Maternal Health Services

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

"My husband was with me in the delivery room during the birth of our second child. His presence made the labour pain tolerable. It gave me a sense of calm as it had a psychological and emotional effect on me," says Mrs Taliah Chukwuma, a businesswoman.
"We were fortunate that the hospital where I delivered allowed spouses or relatives to be present in delivery rooms. We had been looking forward to the experience," Mrs Chukwuma, one of the Nigerian women who have benefitted from the companionship in labour programme supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) adds.

Maternal Health: USAID inaugurates advocacy committee in Ebonyi

Sunday, February 7, 2021

In its bid to achieve greater result in its advocacy towards positive health behaviours in Ebonyi State, the Breakthrough Action-Nigeria has set up a 35-man Committee to drive its health programmes in the hinterlands. The inauguration was part of its two-day Social and Behaviour Change Advocacy Orientation and Work plan Development Workshop held last week at the Osborne La Palm hotel, Abakaliki The even was organised in collaboration with the office of the wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State.

Helping premature babies survive

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Preterm birth compli-cations are the leading cause of death globally for children under five. Of the 15 million babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy every year, approximately one million will die. But new research conducted at secondary and tertiary health facilities in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan offers hope for increased survival rates.
Read more at: https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/project-syndicate/news/helping-prem...

Making Childbirth Less Arduous for Pregnant Women

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Rebecca Ejifoma, who visited the Iyana-Era in Ojo area of Lagos State, reports that the goal of healthcare workers, especially those in involved in the process of childbirth in Primary Health Centres, should be to make the journey less arduous for pregnant women, which in the long run reduces maternal mortality

Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Abuja, Nov. 21, 2020 The Nigeria Health Watch , a nonprofit organisation, says community Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) will help to reduce maternal deaths rate in the country.
Mrs Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, made the assertion in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.
Read more at: https://naija247news.com/2020/11/22/nigeria-health-watch-recommends-comm...

Africare, Nigeria Health Watch & EpiAFRIC set to Release a report on the Causes of Maternal Death in Nigeria

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Africare, Nigeria Health Watch, and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, November 30th, 2020. 
Despite advocacy efforts and interventions geared towards reducing preventable maternal deaths,  the most vulnerable women in Nigeria are continuously faced with barriers when accessing quality health care. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to maternal mortality after India, with an estimated 58,000 maternal deaths annually. 

How to curb maternal deaths – Nigeria Health Watch

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Nigeria Health Watch, a non-profit organisation, says community Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) will help to reduce maternal deaths rate in the country.
Mrs Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says maternal mortality or death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days after the delivery or termination of a pregnancy.

FG moves to reduce maternal mortality rate

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Provost seeks end to maternal, newborn mortality

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof Olayinka Omigbodun, has said the government needs to properly equip primary health care centres in the 774 Local Government Areas, employ skilled health professionals and station an ambulance in each of them as one of the steps towards reducing maternal and newborn mortality rate in Nigeria.
Omigbodun said health workers must also change their attitude to patients and pregnant women to avoid driving them to quacks and substandard medical facilities for treatment and deliveries.

Oyo inaugurates hospital committees to stem deaths of mother, newborns https://tribuneonlineng.com/oyo-inaugurates-hospital-committees-to-stem-deaths-of-mother-newborns/

Thursday, November 5, 2020

OYO State government on Tuesday inaugurated maternal and prenatal death surveillance and response committees for all its general and tertiary hospitals to monitor and curtail the death of women in pregnancy and childbirth.

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