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In its bid to improving the quality of family planning services in Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) recently renovated and commissioned Family Planning Clinics in Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) in Agege, Oshodi-Isolo, and Alimosho Local Government Areas.
Others were selected from PHCs in Ejigbo, Isolo, Ikosi-Isheri, Aboyi-Ketu, Agbado-Okeodo, and Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
The lives of over 7.2 million Nigerian Children are on the line as the Minister of Finance withholds the release of N12.8bn approved for routine immunization, five months after the President’s accent to the 2016 budget.
This was revealed during a CSO/Media training by Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) with support from the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH).
According to the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), routine immunization protects the lives of Nigerian children from vaccine preventable diseases and death.
Lagos-To ensure proper implementation of a functional primary Health care (PHC) per ward, all states have been urged to establish State Primary Health Care Development Board (SPHCDB) and make it fully functional in line with the national guidelines.
The call was contained in a communique which was issued at the end of a two-day meeting on Primary Health Care (PHC) implementation roll out for Southwest and Edo states.
With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.
This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.
The statement reads further:
By Bayo Akinloye
Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative has concluded a week-long, global team-building meeting sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development in Calabar, Cross River State.
The five-year, $18m US government initiative is a public-private partnership that addresses the three primary delays associated with maternal and newborn health: the delay in seeking services, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving high-quality care at a health facility.
By 'Yemi Oluwadare
The Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Sir EmekaOffor has urged Rotarians in the country not to relent in the fight against Poliovirus.
Sir Offor who spoke at an event organised by Rotary District 9140 to celebrate the World Polio Day in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, charged the rotarians to “stay vigilant in the fight against polio,” insisting that the disease must be defeated.
The Zamfara Government on Monday said it was partnering with some international organisations for the improvement of primary healthcare delivery in the state.
Alhaji Yusuf Mafara, Executive Secretary, Zamfara Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), told newsmen in Gusau that the organisations included UNICEF, World Health Organisation and Save the Children International.
Others were the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN) and Maternal and New-Born Child Health (MNCH).
By Gabriel Olawale
THE Nigerian Medical Association, NMA Lagos State branch, has blamed poor healthcare facilities, dwindling human resources capacity, and intra-professional rivalry, among other inequalities in healthcare access and cultural barriers, for the lack of quality healthcare delivery in the country.