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Embracing family planning for healthy living

Thursday, August 15, 2019

An estimated 1.25 million induced abortions occurred in Nigeria in 2012, equivalent to a rate of 33 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The estimated unintended pregnancy rate was 59 per 1,000 women in their reproductive age. Available data showed that 56 per cent of unintended pregnancies were resolved by abortion. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI report
 

International Youth Day: NGO Urge FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A non Governmental Organization, Development Communication, (DevCom) Network has urged the Federal government of Nigeria to declare State of emergency on education.
To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, themed “Transforming Education” it is pertinent to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” as enshrined in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Akin Jimoh, DevComs Program Director said.

International Youth Day: NGO Urge FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A non Governmental Organization, Development Communication, (DevCom) Network has urged the Federal government of Nigeria to declare State of emergency on education.
To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, themed “Transforming Education” it is pertinent to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” as enshrined in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Akin Jimoh, DevComs Program Director said.

Nigerians living with HIV discuss stigmatisation in hospitals

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

People Living With HIV (PLWHIV) said they experience discrimination from doctors and health workers at health facilities in Nigeria.
They also decried the level of stigmatisation that they encounter on a regular basis.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator for the Network of People Living With HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Abiola Ajani, said Nigerian doctors and health workers have devised ways to discriminate against PLWHIV.
She said the stigma and discrimination in health facilities affect PLWHIV adherence to treatment.

Cholera outbreak: NCDC records 82 suspected cases in Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday said no fewer than 82 cases of suspected cholera had been recorded from seven local government areas in Adamawa, Bauchi and Katsina.

The agency gave the breakdown of affected state as Adamawa 60 cases, Bauchi two cases and Katsina 20 cases.

The Director-General of the council, Mr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said out of the 82 suspected cases, 36 were confirmed in laboratory and one death recorded.

Tweaking labour policies for maternal friendly workplaces

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Breastfeeding Protects Infants From Childhood Illnesses — Experts
As World Breastfeeding Week is observed, medical experts have urged mothers to breastfeed their babies, as breast milk provides infants with needed nutrients.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding, starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added, while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

Our husbands want sex, not family planning — Lagos housewives cry out

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mrs Sakinat Azeez will not forget in a hurry her experience with her husband the first time she tried to initiate a discussion about family planning. Sakinat said the encounter was discouraging and scary. She narrated her encounter with Good Health Weekly at one of the Primary Health Centres in Ijora.

Solar lamps improve maternal care, despite the unreliability of the grid

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 30 expecting mothers are admitted to Mother and Child Hospital, a small maternity clinic in Ado Ekiti located in southwest Nigeria, every day. The hospital specializes in maternity services, ranging from antenatal to postnatal care; services that are often unscheduled and required at all hours of the night.

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