Maternal Mortality

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.
 

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.
 

40,000 women die from pregnancy related complications annually – expert

Friday, October 28, 2016

About 40,000 women and 241,000 newborns die in the country annually from pregnancy and other related complications.
Lack of family planning was also said to have accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.
A professor of obstetrics and gnaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin, made the disclosure at the weekend during at a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja.

Family planning, solution to maternal, infant mortality

Saturday, October 29, 2016

By Kashimana Michael-Ejegwa

 

The Country Director, Jhpiego Nigeria, Prof. Emmanuel Otolorin, has described family planning as the key to the solution to maternal and infant mortality.

 

Speaking at a media chat organized by Mamaye, an NGO, in Abuja, yesterday, he said family planning alone could stop 40% of maternal mortality in the country, adding that Nigeria contributes 40,000 of global maternal deaths annually.

 

40,000 women die from pregnancy related complications annually – Expert

Friday, October 28, 2016

About 40,000 women and 241,000 newborns die in the country annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Lack of family planning was also said to have accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.

 

A professor of obstetrics and gnaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin, made the disclosure at the weekend during at a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja.

 

SAFE MOTHERHOOD: The Seplat lifeline for pregnant women

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Mary Abraham, a primary school teacher from Mosogar, in Ethiope West local government of Delta State, has more than enough reasons to be thankful.

 

The 28-year-old mother expecting her fourth child soon, was saved by providence in 2012 when she went for antenatal care at the health centre in her community while expecting her first child. The nurses attending to her had asked for her delivery kit and turned her back when it was discovered she had none. Meanwhile, Mary’s due date was days away and she had no means of raising money to buy her delivery kit.

 

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.

 

Biological warfare against Nigerians

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Lekan Sote

 

At a recent press briefing by a collective of health-oriented Non-Government Organisations, under the aegis of Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, fearful details about the status of the health care delivery system of Nigeria were revealed.

 

One came away from the encounter with the fear that the Nigerian state was waging an undeclared biological warfare, a war of attrition, against its people; that the right of Nigerians to life was being threatened through the wilful negligence of the Nigerian state!

 

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.

 

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