Maternal Mortality

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

We’re committed to maternal, newborn deaths reduction – WBFA Country Director

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dr. Luther-King Fasehun is the Nigeria Country Director of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).  In this interview with Health Correspondent Marcus Fatunmole,  he discussed the activities of the Foundation and its commitment towards the reduction of  child and maternal mortality in the country and beyond.

 

Excerpts

 

Could you please tell us a bit about the Wellbeing Foundation Africa?

 

(Interview) Abortion Law in Nigeria Needs to be Reviewed- Ipas Nigeria Boss

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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The trauma of rape and unwanted pregnancies forces victims to procure unsafe abortion, resulting in death and reproductive health complications. In order to address this challenge, Gender activist and Country Director, Ipas Nigeria, Hauwa Shekarau, in this interview with Franka Osakwe, calls for a review of the nation’s abortion law and increased freedom for women to make healthy choices.  Excerpts:

 

Is it right for a woman to abort an unwanted pregnancy?

“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:

 

Nigeria: 1 woman dies every 10 mins at childbirth

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ibrahim Musa Giginyu

 

A survey conducted by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has revealed that in Nigeria 1 in 13 women dies during pregnancy or child birth and that in every 10 minutes one woman dies from conditions associated with childbirth.

 

We can’t address maternal health without family planning – Minister

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the issue of maternal health could not be addressed without tackling the issue of family planning.

The Minister stated this in Abuja Tuesday when he received a report on: “Maternal Health in Nigeria, A Situation Report,” which was presented by Chima O.Izugbara, Senior Research Scientist on Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Centre.

How Poverty, Unskilled Care Fuel Maternal Deaths

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two months after the traditional marriage ceremony between Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Nkechinyere Agbasi was formalised, Mrs Agbasi conceived. The entire Agbasi family received the news with excitement. Considering the African culture that perceives children as divine gifts from God, families, relations, friends and colleagues looked forward to the save delivery of the baby.
 

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