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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.

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.

LASG seeks increased participation of private sector in family planning

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Lagos State Government has called for increase participation of private health facilities in family planning services to enable the state achiever a target of 74 percent contraceptive prevalent rate, CPR, by 2020. 
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/lasg-seeks-increased-participation-o...

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.

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