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Why Nigeria’s Weak Health System Affects Women and Girls The Most

Why Nigeria’s Weak Health System Affects Women and Girls The Most

Nigeria’s healthcare service delivery is very poor. It ranks among the worst globally in terms of access and quality. In 2018 it was ranked 142 out of 195 countries by the general medical journal, the Lancet. The World Bank ranks it 42 on a scale of 100 in its universal coverage index, which indicates the availability of essential […]

Liberia’s Maternal and Child Mortality Crisis Demands More Women As Community Health Assistants

Liberia’s Maternal and Child Mortality Crisis Demands More Women As Community Health Assistants

There’s no debating the impact of poor health on Liberian women. They have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, poor access to modern family planning methods, and endure increased levels of sexual and gender-based violence. Their children don’t fare much better; the under-fives, especially newborns, suffer needlessly from illness and death […]

The Truths About Contraceptives

The Truths About Contraceptives

What do you do when you have unprotected sex? Do you use a personal remedy? Do you pray? Or do you reach out to a more experienced friend that provides you with a solution? Or do you have a secret that no one else knows about? All these and many more questions run through my […]

Katsina To Vaccinate Over 800,000 Child Bearing Women Against Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

Katsina To Vaccinate Over 800,000 Child Bearing Women Against Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

Over 800,000 child bearing age women are expected to be vaccinated against Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in the Katsina State. The vaccination exercise was kick started on Sunday in 14 local government areas with high prevalence of MNTE in the state. The LGAs include Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, […]

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

Health Workers Aim To Save Lives Of Mothers And Babies With Smartphone Data

Health Workers Aim To Save Lives Of Mothers And Babies With Smartphone Data

Community health workers in India and Uganda are to be armed with smartphones and tablets that use data analytics, risk maps and social media trends help to save the lives of mothers and their babies. The $100 million project, backed by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and others, will be extended to […]

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

UAE Provides U.S.$1m To Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov’t officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the Liberian government through the Ministry of Health (MoH), on Sunday, April 7, 2019 launched a one-year health project aimed at improving maternal and infant healthcare […]

Ethiopia Reduces Maternal Mortality By Over 70%

Ethiopia Reduces Maternal Mortality By Over 70%

 Ethiopia has slashed maternal death by more than 70 Percent, according to Ministry of Health. The ministry stated that mortality rate of mothers was 1,250 out of 100,000, according to the 1990 World Health Organization Report, but has now dropped to 353 out of 100,000. Despite the decline, 50 percent of the death are caused […]

Nigeria Accounts For 40% Of Fistula Cases Worldwide

Nigeria Accounts For 40% Of Fistula Cases Worldwide

 According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) about 50,000 to 100,000 women sustain obstetric fistula in the act of trying to bring forth new life annually while Nigeria accounts for 40 per cent of fistula cases worldwide; the Programme Director of Development Communications Network, Akin Jimoh has said. As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula […]

HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

HIV Infections On The Rise Amongst Pregnant Women

Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, recently disclosed that at least 2, 131 pregnant women have tested positive to HIV, while 3, 876 […]

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