Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has called for the establishment of an independent national body to handle issues of nutrition in the country. Sanusi who made the call at a Conference in Abuja on Wednesday, explained that if some communicable diseases could have national agencies, there should also be a body or an agency focusing on nutrition to address malnutrition in the country.
Family planning is the best gift government has given to us; we are living a life without worries and fears, say women who are living in Ikorodu local government area, Lagos state.
At a field trip to Ita-Elewa Primary Healthcare Center, at Ikorodu, Lagos State, organised by Family Planning Media Advocacy Working Group in collaboration with Public Health Sustainability Advocacy Initiative, PHSAI, the women from Ikorodu Community who came out en mass to access family planning services, were enormously singing the praises of family planning.
About 830 women die daily from avoidable childbirth and pregnancy complications. Half of these women live in sub-Saharan Africa. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.
Nigeria’s population, according to experts, is growing at a scary rate. Ugandan journalist Shifa Mwesigye, in this report for The Nation, examines the way out of this challenge.
For Immediate Release
August 9th, 2019
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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.
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.
• 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.
Lagos, July, 10th, 2018,
Family planning key to addressing population explosion and saving women’s lives
Government is accountable for quality service provision
With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, that could lead to death of mothers. As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula day today there is a need for collective action to get appropriate treatment to avoid the needless debilitating conditions and death that could result from pregnancy and childbirth complications in the country.