Maternal Health

Husbands attitude threatens pregnant wives more – Exec. Chairman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The attitude of some husbands in Bauchi state constituted a threat to the well-being of their pregnant wives more than other challenges,  the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Mr Adamu Gamawa said on Tuesday.
 
Briefing newsmen in Bauchi on the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW), Gamawa said such husbands had prevented their pregnant wives from attending antenatal clinics (ANC).
 

DEVCOMS 10th CS-Media Forum; Fighting Maternal Mortality in recession

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The 10th Civil Society-Media with the theme, Overcoming the Effect of Maternal Health Challenges during Recession in Nigeria organized by Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, was held on Tuesday, December 13th at the Spring Park Resort Limited in Lagos state in bridging the gap about accountability and demand for quality maternal health service in Nigeria.
 

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.

IMPROVING WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH STATUS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Every year, women and children continue to die in their millions from easily preventable diseases. To many of them, life from birth to death is agonisingly painful, drab, empty and oftentimes cut short by extreme poverty and disease. Living, particularly for those in the rural areas, is close to hell on earth and dying sometimes provides a huge relief from this hellish existence.
 

Why no woman should die giving birth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lazarus Moses, 40, and a father of three lost his wife during childbirth at a government hospital in Abuja.

 

 

His late wife, Sarah, was a nurse at the hospital where she died. She couldn’t get the hospital to provide care for her at the time she needed it the most.

 

 

When Daily Trust visited Moses’ residence at Lugbe, Abuja, grief was written all over him.

 

 

“She bled to death after giving birth. My wife is dead. I don’t know how to explain to my children that their mother is gone,” he said.

 

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.
 
 

1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As part of efforts to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and consolidating on the gains of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is deploying 1,473 newly graduated basic midwives to Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
 
 

‘Proper nutrition during, after pregnancy ensures mothers, babies wellbeing’

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Inadequate nutritional intake during and after pregnancy can lead to adverse health consequences later in life, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr Bartholomew Brai, have said.

 

 

Speaking during a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun, recently, Dr. Brai, advises all nursing mothers to eat balanced and varied diet with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

USAID partners with Cross River on maternal health

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.
 

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