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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.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

ABUJA – The Federal Government declared Tuesday that the maternal mortality rate of 512 deaths per 100,000 births , will be reduced very drastically within the next one year .
It also declared that neo-natal mortality which at present , stands at 39 deaths per 1000 live births and under age 5 mortality rate of 132 deaths per 1000 live births, will be tackled in the coming months through improved quality health Care delivery system .

Rising Rate Of Maternal Mortality

Thursday, November 5, 2020

In Nigeria today, it’s alarming the rate at which women die at childbirth, especially in rural areas. It has been likened to an airplane crashing daily. The urgency of fighting this national embarrassment as opposed to sweeping it under the carpet cannot be over emphasised. Generally, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia accounted for approximately 86 percent (254 000) of the estimated global maternal deaths in 2017.

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.

NPHCDA Strengthens Capacity to End Maternal, Child Mortality in Nigeria

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), through its National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC), has organized capacity building workshop for Program Managers (PMs) and Zonal Technical Officers (ZTOs) of State Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (SEMCHIC) in Nigeria.

Worries over increase in maternal mortality due to funds shortage

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Recent indications in the reproductive health sector shows that Nigeria’s marginal progress towards achieving its 2023 Contraceptive Prevalence Rate target in family planning is threatened.
This fear is coming on the heels of the disruptions in family planning services by the COVID-19 pandemic following the lockdown and most recently, the agitation of the Nigerian youth to end a unit of the police force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Maternal, child mortality: Community health practitioners urge legislative framework to curb scourge

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Acting National Chairman of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, Alhaji Yakubu Abdullahi, has called for a sound legislative framework to reduce maternal and child mortality and achieve solid healthcare delivery.
Yakubu, who said there was still an existing gap in Nigeria health care delivery, urged the three tiers of governments to take the issue of community health seriously to cover the gaps and work towards attaining the health target of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

COVID-19: Nutrition Society Encourages Mothers In Isolation To Express Breastmilk

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) says mothers in isolation should be encouraged to express breastmilk for their babies to be fed.
According to the organisation, this is to ensure that the baby is well nourished even while the mother receives care while receiving treatment and recovering from COVID-19 .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that expressing milk means to squeeze milk from breast, put in a container or bottle for  feeding without putting the baby directly to breast.

Most women don’t regret after having abortion – Study

Monday, January 13, 2020

A new research has found that most women feel ‘relieved’ and don’t ‘regret’ their decision after having an abortion.
The study, which was described by a CNN report as one of the largest to date on the topic, was published Sunday in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Also, about 25 per cent of all pregnancies ended in an induced abortion, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Researchers say there has been an assumption that women will regret having an abortion.

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