Child Mortality

Nigeria ranked 7th among countries facing shortage of health workers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nigeria is ranked 7th among 57 countries classified as facing a critical shortage of health workers, it was learnt Tuesday
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According to the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole the country has a shortage of 144,000 health workers.  Nigeria is ranked second in Africa behind Ethiopia with 152,000.
 
Presently, the country boasts of 240,000 nurses and midwives and by 2030 the country will be needing 149,852 doctors and 471,353 nurses and midwives.
 

UN Campaign to Save Nigerian Children from Measles, Polio

Thursday, February 2, 2017

At a time when reports showed that many children were malnourished, susceptible to different diseases and have died in their numbers in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram which resulted to spent healthcare services, the United Nations (UN) on January 13, 2017, took up a massive campaign to protect as many as 4.7 million children from measles in the area.
 

Group to Conduct House-to-House Education on Maternal, Child Health in Oworonsoki

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A youth group in Lagos, Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative’s Health Team has decided to tackle the spate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria by engaging and educating the members of Oworonsoki community on better maternal and child health. The group plans to organise a three-day house-to-house education visit to the members of the community especially the slum areas of the town, to talk to pregnant women and people who take care of women under the age of five years, they also plan to share educational resources and use SMS to reinforce the message.

2017 Budget: Senate Committee Urges FG To Allocate N96bn For Malnutrition

Monday, December 5, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, on Monday, mandated the Federal Ministry of Health to propose N96 billion in 2017 budget for tackling acute malnutrition in the country.

 

It further stated that government might be compelled to declared a state of emergency on malnutrition in the country if adequate funding is not made available for the condition.

 

Chairman of the committee, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso  gave the directive at the committee’s “High Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition” in Abuja.

 

40,000 Nigerian women die yearly during childbirth – report

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A report presented yesterday, in Abuja, by Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the conference, Dr. Ejike Oji said about 40,000 women die every year from childbirth related complications.
 
The report is against the backdrop of preparations for the Fourth Family Planning Conference to be held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
 
The report also indicated that the country’s maternal mortality ratio has hit 576 deaths out of every 100,000 live births daily.
 

Kwara records 300 maternal child mortality – Emir

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dr Haliru Ndanusa, the Emir of Shonga in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara, on Tuesday said that more than 300 women die weekly due to maternal/child mortality related issues.

 

Ndanusa gave the figure at the palace of the Emir of llorin while speaking at a sensitisation/advocacy programme for women in Kwara.

 

The advocacy programme was at the instance of the Sultanate Foundation for Peace and Development in conjunction with the UNDP/WHO.

 

Combating high rate of child and maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Abiodun Fagbemi

 

Mrs Olanike Adebayo of Pipeline Area, Ilorin never knew that her joy over her child Olamide, a six-month-old baby would be short-lived moments after he was diagnosed lately of jaundice as Olamide later died of complications arising from the ailment.

 

In the same vein, Abdullahi Aruna, a 35-year-old peasant farmer from Pada, a sleepy village in Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara wept uncontrollably due to the sudden death of both his 27-year-old pregnant wife, Aminat and the foetus after a prolonged child birth labour.

 

Agency provides water, sanitation facilities in 20,000 Nigerians communities

Friday, October 21, 2016

NAN

 

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has so far provided clean water and sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 communities in Nigeria under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, an official has said.

 

The UNICEF Chief of WASH, Mr. Kannan Nadar, made the fact known in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting on Capacity Assessment of Selected States and Local Governments Areas in Nigeria.

 

Nadar said that communities were drawn from 98 local government areas from 19 states participating in the project.

 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Monday, October 17, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.

 

This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.

 

The statement reads further:

 

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