Maternal Mortality

Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak

Sunday, October 6, 2019

• Experts Call For Timely Release Of FP Fund, Youthful Enlightenment
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) by 2020 remains a daunting task as the year winds down.
Meanwhile, the country’s maternal mortality remains one of the highest in the world with 576 deaths per 100,000 live births according to Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS, 2013).

More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

Friday, September 20, 2019

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly due to improved access to affordable, quality health services.

Child and maternal mortality: India still a leader

Friday, September 20, 2019

“Thirty years ago, the world made a commitment to protect and fulfil children’s rights as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among the most fundamental of these rights is the right of every child to survive.” So reads the introduction of the latest Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, a joint report of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), lending an insight into child and maternal mortality worldwide.

Solar lamps improve maternal care, despite the unreliability of the grid

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 30 expecting mothers are admitted to Mother and Child Hospital, a small maternity clinic in Ado Ekiti located in southwest Nigeria, every day. The hospital specializes in maternity services, ranging from antenatal to postnatal care; services that are often unscheduled and required at all hours of the night.

UN expresses commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said its dream is yet to be realised in Nigeria and for all people in all places, but expressed commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria.
The UNFPA made the commitment at the official launch of the “International Conference on Population Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and UNFPA@50: The Unfinished Business;” in Abuja.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, pointed out that in Nigeria, 111 women die daily during childbirth, while worldwide 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy.

Ekiti moves to end maternal, child deaths

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said on Wednesday that the state government was taking concrete steps to end the high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the state.
Yaya-Kolade said training of health professionals was crucial in the move to ensure the reduction in the high maternal mortality rate in the state.

Safe Birth: How Health workers attitude affect birthing outcomes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In 2016, Mrs Mummy Nkoronye was full on joy and expectations as she shopped for baby items and made plans on how to travel to the village in December to present her “new’’ baby, as it is customary, to her mother in-law.
But when she went into labour at a health facility in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, no one expected that it would be a tough one.
That was her fourth journey to the labour room; the labour was prolonged and she wasn’t advised to take another alternative or intervention.

Nigeria fights high maternal mortality through improved quality of care

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

“There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance,” said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change.”
A resident of Kuchingoro, a suburb of Abuja, Mrs Muyadeen is a 23 year old mother of one and nine months pregnant. She has had previous antenatal visits to the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Kuchingoro.
 

Every Responsible Man Must Know His Wife’s Menstrual Cycle

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Director of Development Communications Network has revealed that it is very important for a man to take note of the menstrual cycle of his wife.

 

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Only The Knowledge Of Your Wife’s Menstrual Cycle Keeps Away Unplanned Pregnancy- Expert

Mr Akin Jimoh made this known in Lagos during an interview when his team visited journalists in Lagos State.

Lagos accounts for 24% of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Monday, January 1, 2018

An NGO, Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), on Thursday said that Lagos accounts for the 24 per cent of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Nigeria.
Mr Akin Jimoh, the Programme Director, DEVCOMS, made the revelation when he visited the Lagos Operations of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Iganmu, Lagos on Wednesday.
Jimoh was accompanied by Mrs Appolonia Eke, a Family Planning Consultant and Financial Secretary, Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), Lagos.

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