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Nigerians living with HIV discuss stigmatisation in hospitals

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

People Living With HIV (PLWHIV) said they experience discrimination from doctors and health workers at health facilities in Nigeria.
They also decried the level of stigmatisation that they encounter on a regular basis.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator for the Network of People Living With HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Abiola Ajani, said Nigerian doctors and health workers have devised ways to discriminate against PLWHIV.
She said the stigma and discrimination in health facilities affect PLWHIV adherence to treatment.

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.

Tweaking labour policies for maternal friendly workplaces

Sunday, August 4, 2019

• Breastfeeding Protects Infants From Childhood Illnesses — Experts
As World Breastfeeding Week is observed, medical experts have urged mothers to breastfeed their babies, as breast milk provides infants with needed nutrients.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding, starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added, while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

Solar lamps improve maternal care, despite the unreliability of the grid

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 30 expecting mothers are admitted to Mother and Child Hospital, a small maternity clinic in Ado Ekiti located in southwest Nigeria, every day. The hospital specializes in maternity services, ranging from antenatal to postnatal care; services that are often unscheduled and required at all hours of the night.

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

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.

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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