Saturday, 23rd September 2023

Child mortality

8 Apr
New reports have shown that global number of maternal deaths fell from around 446, 000 in 2000 to around 287,000 in 2020, which represents a 36 per cent decrease. However, in Nigeria, it is estimated that eight million children are born every year with seven million pregnant women at any moment, with the country’s poor state of healthcare.
3 Apr
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has stressed the need to increase effective investment in primary health care at the state level to reduce mortality rate and improve accessibility of healthcare services to most vulnerable in communities.
23 Dec 2022
Reports indicating that Nigeria loses 100 out of every 1000 children in the country, before they attain the age of five, is despairing, particularly because it shows the country as being among those in the lower rung of healthcare delivery globally.
3 May 2022
Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, yesterday, flagged off the ‘Help Baby Survive’ initiative, aimed at reducing maternal and child mortality in the state.
12 Mar 2022
Caring is the essence of nursing and midwives. These words describe Emannuella Inah, a registered nurse and Midwife who is touching lives, and changing narratives through her work.
15 Nov 2021
The Federal Government has expressed commitment to reversing high burden of maternal, newborn and child mortality in the country.
18 Dec 2020
The Cross River State Government has promised to reduce maternal and child mortality rate by 50 per cent in 2021. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, stated this yesterday at the commencement of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH) in Calabar.
12 Nov 2020
As part of efforts to reduce maternal and child deaths in the country as well as meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, Kano State Government has started training monitors to track how maternal health.....
8 Nov 2020
The Federal Ministry of Health and the National Population Commission (NPC) have launched the 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy Study (VASA), aimed at addressing child mortality in the country. Speaking at the launch of the VASA Study, yesterday, in Abuja, Chairman of NPC, Alhaji Nasir Isa Kwarra said from the regional spread of the occurrence of death…
24 Feb 2020
Mismanagement of resources meant to salvage critical public health burden has been responsible for persistent loss of mothers and newborn children in Kano State,
22 Feb 2020
To reduce incidents of maternal and neo-natal mortality in the Southwest region of the country, Rotary District 9110, has trained family planning providers in selected secondary health facilities Ogun, Lagos and Oyo States.
9 Feb 2020
To deepen the impact of its campaign on maternal and child mortality, Rotary International District 9110, has taken the initiative to communities in Lagos.


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The United Nations Women Regional Director for UN Women Central and West Africa, Maxime Hounato, said that gender inequality is crippling the nation economy. He noted that according to the gender-based violence records, violence against women is 90%, while others are 10% Hounato disclosed this in Abuja, at the press briefing, on his visit to…
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