News - maternal mortality

Nigeria Adopts National Policy On Maternal Mortality

1 week ago /
Health 

Nigeria now has her First National Policy on mortality to help reduce the avoidable number maternal of women who lose their lives during pregnancies and childbirths.

Children's Day: Obiano Promises To Reduce Infant Mortality

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has restated his commitment to ensuring that lives of children and everyone in the state are protected.

Buhari pledges To Protect Children Against Violence, Exploitation

1 month ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to ensuring that children are protected from violence and exploitation against them.  

Forum Advocates Sustained Immunization Financing For Nigeria

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government has been told to put in place proactive measures to ensure sustainable immunization financing, as international donor agencies prepare to withdraw their support for healthcare.

Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate

6 months ago /
Health 

Nigeria is said to be the country with the highest percentage of annual maternal mortality in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Medical experts however believe that the scary data can change for the better if more pregnant women get enrolled for antenatal care and there are increased resources...

12,000 Expectant Mothers In Osun Receive Delivery Kits

7 months ago /
Nation 

Over 12,000 expectant mothers in Osun State on Tuesday, received free delivery Kits under the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative of the Federal Government and the Osun State Government. Each of the delivery kits tagged “Mama kit” contained several items necessary for delivery such as chord clamps, mucus extractors, sterile gloves,...

Lagos Govt Asks Religious Bodies To Sustain Selfless Service

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday,  commended religious leaders for upholding religious tolerance in the State and complementing the efforts of the government in offering essential services to the people. Governor Ambode said this at his residence in Alausa, Ikeja, when the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria...

Medical Expert Urges Federal Government To Step Up Efforts On Maternal Mortality

9 months ago /
Health  Nation 

Maternal mortality has been identified as the leading cause of deaths among women of childbearing age in Nigeria. Wife Of Niger State Governor, Amina Sani Bello said this on AIT’s Programme Clearview. She also raised an alarm on the increasing number of abandoned babies in the country. It is a sad story, when...

Ayade Deploys 50 Ultra Sound Machines

10 months ago /
Health  Nation 

As part of the efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in cross river state, the government has taken delivery of 50 portable ultra-sound machines, 137 solar systems, 1000 cell phones, beddings and other medical equipment. They are to be deployed to primary health centres across the state.  Taking delivery of  ...

Aliya Bibi: Maternal Health Care Gaps Denies Women Their Rights To Reproductive Health Services

12 months ago /
Health 

The federal ministry of health is working with plan international to review the national training manual for health workers in the country This move is to close capacity gaps in health care service delivery in the areas of maternal mortality and newborn issues. Twenty thousand, two hundred and eighty four doctors are...

Register for national ID card – Ugwuanyi Ifeanyi

2 years ago /
Nation 

Governor of Enugu State has called on Nigerians and the people of Enugu State in particular to register with the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC,currently going on in the country with a view to obtain the national electronic identity card.  Governor Ugwuanyi who spoke when the management of NIMC visited him...

Mrs Buhari Urges Development Partners To Support FG On Maternal Healthcare

2 years ago /
Health  Nation 

 Mrs Aisha Buhari, the Wife of the President, on Tuesday called for collaboration with developing partners to reduce the rate of maternal and child mortality in the country. Mrs Buhari made the appeal at an event organised by her office with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Society...

President Buhari Says Fight Against Corruption Is For The Soul Of Nigeria

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that the fight against corruption was aimed at saving the soul of the nation. Buhari, represented by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the second plenary meeting of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), at Igwurita, near Port Harcourt. Buhari also said that the...

 

FG Launches Job Aid Programme

3 years ago /
Health  Nation 

The federal government has launched a national adolescent and youth friendly job aid programme for service providers in primary health care facilities in Nigeria. The permanent secretary of the ministry of health linus awute said the job aid initiative will address the challenges experienced by service providers in attending to sexual...

Jonathan Promises Special Fund For Youth Empowerment

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan said his administration will create special fund for the empowerment of youths in the country.Jonathan announced this at the PDP Presidential Campaign in Umuahia on Friday.The President said the fund would be set up through the Ministry of Finance for easy access by the youths.According to him,...

 

PDP Scores Jonathan High On Health

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the unprecedented attention given to matters concerning the wellbeing of Nigerians by President Goodluck Jonathan has repositioned the health sector, resulting in better healthcare and a record increase in life expectancy in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday...

Commission Advocates Comprehensive Campaign On Contraceptives

3 years ago /
Health  Nation 

The National Population Commission (NPC) has appealed to stakeholders in family planning and reproductive healthcare to bridge the gap between the knowledge of contraceptive and its usage. The commission’s Chairman, Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He...

 

LUTH CMD Calls For Urgent Measures To Tackle Childhood Diabetes, Obesity

3 years ago /

Prof. Chris Bode, the acting Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday called for urgent measures to tackle childhood diabetes and obesity. He made the call in Lagos at the 1st annual symposium of the Society of Perinatal Medicine of Nigeria (SOPMON) with the theme "Diabetes and...

Society Urges President Jonathan To Sign National Health Bill

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Health Bill into law. The President of the Society, Dr. Fred Achem, made the appeal in his address at the opening of the 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference of...

 

Delta Government Lauds SOGON For Free Surgeries

3 years ago /
Health 

The Delta Government on Monday lauded the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) for the free medical surgeries it carried out on some patients in the state. Dr Joseph Otumara, Delta Commissioner for Health, said in a statement in Asaba that some patients at the Central Hospitals in Agbor...


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