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Contraception, tool to stimulate economic progress, social development

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

“It’s Your Life, It’s Your Responsibility’’ is the theme for the 2019 World Contraception Day, aimed to promote the health and welfare of the entire family and in turn the whole community, nation and the world.
World Contraception Day is an annual event commemorated to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available, and also encourage young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

Women education panacea for maternal mortality

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The health and wealth of a nation depends on the Nigerian woman. Women’s education is key to addressing maternal mortality.”
These were the words of the Chairman, Committee of wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) and wife of the Lagos State governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu COWLSO’s 19th National Women’s Conference held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
The theme of this year’s conference is: “Unlearn, Learn and Relearn: 21st Century Women’s T.H.E.M.E.S Perspectives/Approach.”

Sanwo-Olu Hosts Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI)

Friday, November 15, 2019

The First lady of Lagos State, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwoolu, received entourage from the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI) in an advocacy visit.
According to PHSAI, the visit was to advocate for ways to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of young people in the state and also recognize the works of the first lady in promoting public health having served as Medical Director in Shomolu General Hospital, Lagos.

42% of women in Nigeria, others suffer abuse, stigma during childbirth

Thursday, October 17, 2019

No fewer than 42 per cent of women in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria, suffer physical or verbal abuse, stigma or discrimination during childbirth.
According to new evidence from a World Health Organisation (WHO)-led study, published October 9, 2019 in the journal Lancet, more than one-third of women in the four lower-income countries experienced mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities.

Health Poor funding limiting access to family planning

Monday, October 14, 2019

A major barrier to accessing family planning commodities in the country is the out-of-pocket cost of consumables, especially at the local government supported primary healthcare centres (PHCs). But increasing budget lines for family planning as well their timely release would make needed services more accessible. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI

Living in Nigeria with a growing population estimated at 198 million by the National Population Commission (NpopC), it is common to hear about advocacy groups promoting the use of family planning to curb the exponential population.

Day of the Girl Child: DevComs Calls for Empowerment, Financial Independence for Girls

Friday, October 11, 2019

Development Communications Network, a media support organization with resources to help journalists in reporting science, public health and social sector issues, has on Thursday called for support and empowerment, to give the girl child financial independence to reach her full potential.

Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak

Sunday, October 6, 2019

• Experts Call For Timely Release Of FP Fund, Youthful Enlightenment
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) by 2020 remains a daunting task as the year winds down.
Meanwhile, the country’s maternal mortality remains one of the highest in the world with 576 deaths per 100,000 live births according to Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS, 2013).

Disabled people try to overcome challenges in Lagos

Monday, September 2, 2019

After a long fight by advocacy groups Nigeria introduced its first anti-discrimination law for people with disabilities in 2019. DW met amateur weightlifter Kingsley Newton and visited NGO Project Enable Africa to see how far social inclusion has come.

Read more at:https://www.dw.com/en/disabled-people-try-to-overcome-challenges-in-lago...

Global Child, Maternal Death Reduces – UN

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The United Nations says thanks improved access to affordable, quality health services, the number of pregnant women or new mothers and young children who die each year has reduced.
In a statement on Thursday, Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization said “In countries that provide everyone with safe, affordable, high-quality health services, women and babies survive and thrive.”
Since the turn of the century, the number of deaths among children under the age of five has been cut almost in half to some 5.3 million worldwide last year.

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