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Infant Mortality

4 days ago
World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm over setbacks in advances made by the African region in maternal and infant mortality. A new report released, yesterday, at a virtual press conference by WHO African Region...
25 Oct
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has blamed the increasing maternal and infant mortality in the country on the brain drain in the health sector.
26 Jul
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has identified open defecation and poor water sanitation as the leading causes of death of children under five years in Nigeria.
17 Jul 2020
Experts in maternal and reproductive health have said that adequate family planning will reduce maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria by 30 per cent.
5 Mar 2020
Unfavourable working conditions and a general lack of attention to the health sector are leading causes of high migration rates among health workers in Nigeria.
29 Oct 2019
National Population Commission (NPC) is unhappy with the rate children die in Imo State, where an average of 132 deaths reportedly occur per 1,000 births. The commissioner in charge of Imo, Prof. Uba Nnabue, told newsmen in Owerri yesterday that there was urgent need to curb the menace in the state.
14 Oct 2018
With the nation ranking third highest in infant mortality, with over 87, 600 babies dying yearly, Medical practitioners in the country have raised alarm over the upsurge, especially preterm babies.
7 Sep 2018
With close to one million children lost annually to pre-mature births in Nigeria due to non-availability of appropriate medicine, Thompson & Grace Pharmaceuticals Limited...
22 Aug 2018
The Rotary Club of Omole Golden, District 9110, Nigeria, has stated that as parts of the club’s commitment to reducing infant mortality in the country, topmost in her project would be the building of a neonatal clinic at the General Hospital, Ifako-Ijaiye.    The newly installed president of the club, Ibironke Alaba, who made the promise in her…
21 Feb 2018
Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday in a new report.
3 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine, NISONM, has said that it will continue to research and explore effective means of checking the current high rate of infant mortality in the country.
2 Feb 2017
Disturbed by the rising mother and child deaths in Nigeria, leading telecommunications giant, MTN, has unveiled a service, MTN Audrey Care, to improve maternal and child health as well as nutrition behaviour nationwide.


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