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Making Childbirth Less Arduous for Pregnant Women

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Rebecca Ejifoma, who visited the Iyana-Era in Ojo area of Lagos State, reports that the goal of healthcare workers, especially those in involved in the process of childbirth in Primary Health Centres, should be to make the journey less arduous for pregnant women, which in the long run reduces maternal mortality

Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Abuja, Nov. 21, 2020 The Nigeria Health Watch , a nonprofit 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 newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.
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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. 

Provost seeks end to maternal, newborn mortality

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof Olayinka Omigbodun, has said the government needs to properly equip primary health care centres in the 774 Local Government Areas, employ skilled health professionals and station an ambulance in each of them as one of the steps towards reducing maternal and newborn mortality rate in Nigeria.
Omigbodun said health workers must also change their attitude to patients and pregnant women to avoid driving them to quacks and substandard medical facilities for treatment and deliveries.

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.

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 should not hurt maternal health

Thursday, May 21, 2020

What will be the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our healthcare system? Will the provision of maternal and child services be affected as the response to the pandemic monopolises and depletes limited health resources? What are some of the health systems and community strategies countries can take now to forecast and prevent possible negative consequences? Currently, the African continent remains the least affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, significant increases in the number of cases have been observed. These numbers are expected to rise in the coming weeks.

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