State Team Lead, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI 2, Dr. Edun Omasanjuwa has called for sustainability and scale up of the successes recorded by Lagos State in area of promoting access to quality reproductive healthcare.
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“Leave me alone o, don’t kill me this woman! Are you not concerned about the three girls God has given us already? Are those not children? What do you want to do with more? Are you going to sell them? Can’t you feel the harshness of life in Nigeria today? It is enough please.”
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When Bill Gates some weeks back, told Nigerian political elites that the country is one of the most dangerous places on earth to give birth, not many would have thought of the drama that played out in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the other week.
Pregnant women were reported to have paralyzed activities in the State Specialist Hospital while protesting against outrageous medical fees introduced by the state government.
Simply put, family planning is the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization..
This is increasingly becoming important as a result of the soaring cost of living in contemporary Nigeria, as well as ensuring that children are afforded the best in the midst of meagre resources.
Engaging men in Family Planning (FP) has been found to directly influence the partner’s reproductive health choices, decision-making and behaviours.
While there have been few published evaluations of interventions that seek to address the promotion of male involvement in family planning, evidence indicates that most men in Nigeria have a positive attitude towards family planning but are faced with barriers to their participation.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has called on the male folks to encourage their wives and partners to embrace family planning, saying it’s not only women but the entire family and the society at large that would benefit from its advantage.
NIGERIA – Its already 60 days and the chances of recovery of a newborn that was stolen at a general hospital in Kaduna are becoming slimmer as there is no any hint from hospital management, state government and security agencies about her whereabouts.
Many who witnessed and heard about shocking sudden disappearance of a day old baby girl born to deaf parents, Hajiya Salamatu 28 and her husband, Mallam Kabir a welder through C-section at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna North local government area of the State are still asking the question ‘how’ months after.
At age 82, Bulama Kalla, a retired village head of Shuwari-Tomri, has no better place to relax on a hot day than under the big Jujube tree which is directly facing the community's central mosque.
It is noon, and the rebellious sun has again defied the cold harmattan weather, heating up the chilly atmosphere that keeps every resident of the dusty village indoors from dusk to dawn.
The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that declared Nigeria as one of 10 countries in the world where 45 per cent of all under-five deaths occur at infancy.
UNICEF’s Communication Specialist at the Bauchi Field Office, Samuel Kaalu, said to end the trend, Nigeria would be among 10 countries of focus for a campaign to help children stay alive.