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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.

Government hospital charges force women to shun antenatal in Kaduna

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Exorbitant charges in Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital is forcing Kaduna women to shun antenatal, delivery and post-natal clinics as most of the women laments that they can hardly  afford the fees being charged by the hospital.

 

However, the Kaduna State government announced that the antenatal care, ANC services to pregnant women in public facilities is free of charge, but pregnant women who patronise these facilities have been forced to pay exorbitant charges to have access to them.

 

Bassa Kuomo: Village Where Babies Are Buried Alive With Dead Mothers

Monday, February 11, 2019

ABUJA – “I had all my children at home with the assistance of traditional birth attendants (TBAs). Luckily, there were no complications, and so I am alive with my children. However, many women in this community who developed complications and died during childbirth were buried with their children, dead or alive,” said a nursing mother, Hajia Hassan.

We were naive and paying the price!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

It is not unusual to find teenagers being delivered of babies. And Nigeria is not an exception. And sadly, too, the situation seems to be taking on a serious trend among teenagers aged 13-18 in particular. GABRIEL OLAWALE investigated this phenomenon and interacted with some of the affected teenagers. Expressing ignorance and naivety, they described their predicament as their own way out of societal menace caused by poverty, peer-pressure and parental deprivation.

Safe Birth: How Health workers attitude affect birthing outcomes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In 2016, Mrs Mummy Nkoronye was full on joy and expectations as she shopped for baby items and made plans on how to travel to the village in December to present her “new’’ baby, as it is customary, to her mother in-law.
But when she went into labour at a health facility in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, no one expected that it would be a tough one.
That was her fourth journey to the labour room; the labour was prolonged and she wasn’t advised to take another alternative or intervention.

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