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Interview: The Role of PHC in reducing maternal deaths Interview: The Role of PHC in reducing maternal deaths

Friday, November 27, 2015

Primary Health Care has long been regarded as the ‘first port of call’ as far as public health care is concerned in Nigeria. Its role in the reduction of maternal deaths cannot be underestimated, especially because it provides affordable maternal and child health care for women and children in urban and rural settlements alike.

Why Women still die during child birth

Monday, May 11, 2015

There is no gain saying that women still die during pregnancy and after child birth in Nigeria despite efforts by the federal government, donor agencies, health care providers and civil society  members to curb maternal deaths.

Nigeria is one of the 189 countries that agreed to reduce its maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between year 1990 and 2015. By mid 2014, when the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey 2013 was released, it became apparent that the country was unlikely to meet a number of Millennium Development Goals, in which goal 5 is a key component.

Accountability: How to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria

Monday, February 16, 2015

Expert advocates for girl child education and funding for health sector

"Maternal Death is tragic - they are like accident, a woman hale and hearty goes to the labor ward to give birth and doesn’t come back.  What should have been a joyful event for everyone becomes a thing of sadness to the family and friends". Those were the words used by Dr. Wilson Imogan to describe maternal deaths.

Stakeholders charge Kaduna government on funding and access to maternal health services

Monday, February 16, 2015

The delivery of a healthy baby, coupled with a healthy post delivery period in a positive environment, is the desire of every family – this is because it supports the physical and emotional needs of the mother, the baby and the family at large.

It is also a fact that pregnancy and childbirth have great effect on the health of women and their families. The death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is a tragedy for her family and the society as a whole.

Yakasai community demands 24 hours facility

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pregnant women accessing antenatal care at Yakasai Primary Health Centre in Soba Local Government area of Kaduna has appealed to the authorities of the hospital to upgrade the facility to operate 24 hrs a day and increase health workers in the centre.

This appeal was made during a visit to the community recently by NOTAGAIN Campaign and other civil society organisations (CSOs) in the state. It was gathered that bad roads, inadequate health workers and lack of care for women undergoing labour at night, were major challenges facing the residents of the community.