Child Health

Editorial NMA’s strategic five-year plan

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) recently launched a five-year strategic plan to improve this country’s health sector. The plan, launched on Tuesday April 18, 2007 brought together civil society organizations and other medical associations to parley and advance the sector. Among those at the meeting to finalize the NMA Strategic Plan 2017-2022 were development partners.
 

CAN, FOMWAN Partner On Child, Family Health

Saturday, March 4, 2017

In its effort to bring healthcare awareness to the grassroots, Federation of Muslim Women's Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has partnered with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and religious leaders of the Muslim community on issues of child and family health.
 

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.

How Kangaroo Mother Care saves newborns in Nigeria

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

If babies could choose where to be born, countries like Nigeria would not be high on the list.  A baby born premature in the country today  is several times more likely to die on the day of birth than a baby born full term.

 

A Professor of Paediatrics at the Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, CMUL/LUTH, Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka  describes neonatal death as a big health issue in Nigeria.

 

2017 Budget: Senate Committee Urges FG To Allocate N96bn For Malnutrition

Monday, December 5, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, on Monday, mandated the Federal Ministry of Health to propose N96 billion in 2017 budget for tackling acute malnutrition in the country.

 

It further stated that government might be compelled to declared a state of emergency on malnutrition in the country if adequate funding is not made available for the condition.

 

Chairman of the committee, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso  gave the directive at the committee’s “High Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition” in Abuja.

 

Nigeria Records Highest Malaria Deaths In 2015

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Dr. Muntaqa Sadiq,‎ has lamented the high rate of Malaria cases in Nigeria, saying over 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths were recorded in 2015.
 
Speaking at the  launch of ‘Malaria-to-Zero initiative’, a project that seeks to galvanise private sector resources towards averting 1 million malaria cases by 2020, Sadiq said Nigeria has the highest number of malaria casualties worldwide.
 

Zamfara governor’s daughter to check child marriage

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The daughter of the Zamfara state governor, Hajiya Zainab Yari, has drawn up an education programme towards checking forceful marriage through her Non-Governmental Organization, “Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H. Coheic).
 
This was disclosed by the NGO’s Public Relations Officer, Eunice Bosua at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.
 

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.
 

Encounter With Malnourished Children Of Katsina

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The visit by civil society activist and journalists to an outpatient therapeutic point where malnourished children from Katsina state and neighbouring Niger Republic are receiving treatment further exposes the enormity of challenges ahead as far as combating malnutrition is concerned, ANDY ASEMOTA writes
 

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