Child Health

1,473 midwives deployed to PHCs to save mothers, children

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As part of efforts to improving maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and consolidating on the gains of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is deploying 1,473 newly graduated basic midwives to Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
 
 

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!

 

Maternal, child healthcare clinic in Abaji to begin operations in Nov.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NAN

 

A modern Maternal and Child Health Centre built with the support of Japanese Government in Abaji Community, FCT, would start operations in November.

 

President of the Brethren in Nigeria, (a Religious organisation),  Rev. Joel Billi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side line of the inauguration and handover of the clinic to Abaji Community, FCT.

 

Billi also said that a medical committee set up by the church had begun the process of recruiting medical personnel.

 

“We wrote a proposal to the Japanese Embassy requesting for sponsorship of the project to build the healthcare facility. The Japanese Government made available about 16 million naira for the project from the inception, minus staffing.

 

“Medical personnel would be recruited; we have plans to recruit medical doctors, but we are going to make use of visiting doctors come from time to time,” he said.

 

He said that by next week, recruitment will start and by the first week of November, the hospital would have taken off completely, as equipment provided would be put in place to ensure the smooth running of the hospital.

 

He further said that a committee comprising the church, the community and the local government would be set up to ensure proper and efficient management of the facility.

 

He expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government for its contributions to grassroots projects in the country.

 

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke, who spoke earlier, reiterated that the Japanese Government had supported 152 projects with $10.4 million since 1998 in various sectors in the country.

 

Kusaoke was represented by the Medical Attache of the Japanese embassy, Mr Yoshiharu Furuichi.

 

The envoy said “promoting resilient health system” was one of Japan’s priority areas identified at the at sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

 

“In the project for the construction of Gbogbodo Maternal and Child Health Centre, we are handing over a medical centre, a block of toilets and bathrooms, several medical equipment and a borehole.

 

“I believe that these provisions will contribute to better access to medical services and hygienic water supply in Abaji,” he said.

 

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Exclusive breast-feeding, relevant tool to improve child survival – Experts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Chioma Obinna , Nkiruka Nnorom and Gabriel Olawale

 

Nutrition experts have identified exclusive breastfeeding as one of the tools to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – 3, SDGs, aimed at ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for consumers of all ages and ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030″.

 

Experts stress importance of healthy nutrition

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Some nutrition experts have stressed the importance of eating healthy meals, during and after pregnancy, to prevent under-nutrition in mothers and babies.

 

The experts made the assertion at a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun.

 

The theme of the workshop is: “Good Nutrition, a Way of Life’’.

 

Dr Bartholomew Brai, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, said, “under-nutrition during critical periods in development can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life.

 

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