Family Planning

Islam not against family planning – Cleric

Thursday, November 3, 2016

An Islamic scholar, Alhaji Muhammad Hassan, says the concept of family planning has been spelt out in Islam as contained in the Qur’an and tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) long ago.

 

 

Alhaji Hassan said this  in Abuja at 4th Nigeria Pre Family Planning Conference 2016 (Faith Leaders Response).

 

 

The cleric, who represented the Secretary General of Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr Khalid Aliyu Abubakar, said women in Islam are expected to wean their children after two years.

 

 

1.6m Nigerian women on family planning

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The number of women and girls using modern contraceptive crossed 1.6 million for the first time this year, according to a new report released Tuesday by Family Planning 2020.
 
 
The report, FP2020 Momentum at Midpoint, to assess progress in adoption of modern contraception in the wake of the London 2010 Summit on Family Planning found more than 300 million women in the world’s 69 poorest countries now use modern contraception.
 
 

HIGH MATERNAL MORTALITY HITS NIGERIA

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As Nigeria prepares for the 4th Family Planning Conference, reports show that the country’s maternal mortality ratio has hit 576 death out of every 100,000 lie births daily.
 
This translate to about 40,000 women dying every year with 111 dyiing daily or 5 percent dying every hour.
 
This makes the country home to the second largest number of maternal deaths in the world after India.
 

Family Planning Report Slams Nigeria Over Poor Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
 
The report used as baseline the target set at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where countries made a commitment to mobilise resources to enable 120 million women and girls use modern contraception by 2020 in 69 poorest countries, including Nigeria.
 

Maternal Mortality: How Lack Of Family Planning Kills Women

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Doyiin Ojosipe
 
Abu’s wife, Ocheme had long wished for a baby girl, she has had three boys already in three years; the fourth attempt was a still birth and just one year after, she got pregnant again with same high hopes of having a baby girl.
 
Unfortunately, she never made it. She had prolonged labour and was taken for cesarean section- only the baby came safe.
 

Curbing Maternal Mortality With Family Planning

Thursday, October 27, 2016

By Appolonia Adeyemi

 

The new baby of Mrs Ekaete Udom was barely three months when she conceived again. Her new state was not only shocking, it was embarrassing. As a graduate with BSC Nursing, she is aware of the importance and benefit of child spacing.

 

Similarly, the advantage of using contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies is not new to her. However, Udom didn’t take advantage of both. The present burden is what does she do with another pregnancy considering the age of the baby at hand.

 

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.

 

Family planning, maternal health imperative: Much ado about fears, myths of contraceptives

Prof Isaac Adewole
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Chioma Obinna

 

No doubt, contraceptives or methods of  Family Planning, have become well known in the society. However, this knowledge is still relatively low in Nigeria with only 15 per cent of Nigerian women using any method. Today, common claims   among Nigerian women   is that   family planning interferes with the natural process, while others say their spouses are totally opposed to the use of contraceptives.

 

Family Planning: About 40,000 women, 241,000 new-born die annually in Nigeria - Expert

Sunday, October 23, 2016

By Theo Adegoke

 

A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin has raised an alarm that about 40,000 women and  241,000 new-born die in Nigeria annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Speaking at the weekend during a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja, he said lack of family planning accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.

 

Family Planning: Shun Quacks, Group Urges Nigerians

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A non–governmental organisation, Pathfinder International Nigeria, yesterday urged Nigerians to desist from patronising quacks in accessing family planning commodities. The organisation’s Project Officer, Dr. Adenike Jagun and the Family Planning Coordinator in the Ministry of Health in Ogun State, Mrs. Elizabeth Ikeobi gave the warning at a sensitisation seminar for media organisations in Abeokuta.

 

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