Safiya Shuaibu Isa
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 / Published in Events, News
‘Journalists are the storytellers that the public listen to and are charged with looking at a problem from many perspectives to develop that coherent narrative that speaks to their audience. These are qualities that most scientists and public health professionals don’t bring to their jobs, nor are they always expected to or even should. As
Sikiratu Kailani-Ahmadu
Monday, 06 August 2018 / Published in Kaduna News, News
The Kaduna State Government has officially committed to sustaining the gains of the Northern Nigeria Maternal Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) by signing a letter of agreement with the UK Government, to strengthen institutional partnership in support of primary health care (PHC) systems.
Umar Wada
Monday, 30 July 2018 / Published in Jigawa News, News
Sa’adatu knew something wasn’t right when her contractions started. By the time she and her husband arrived on a motorcycle to the nearest PHC, she wasn’t just vomiting but bleeding profusely. The PHC referred her to a larger facility 35 miles away. “I was confused,” says Sa’adatu’s husband Mallam Haruna, a Fulani farmer living in
Baba Yusuf
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 / Published in News, Yobe News
On the 1st of December 2014, Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, came under attack by Boko Haram insurgents. Six kilometres away in Dikumari, a diverse farming community of 2,000 residents, the gunshots and chaos forced many people to flee the town. Barely six months later, Dikumari became a host community to some of the
Safiya Shuaibu Isa
Monday, 23 April 2018 / Published in Jigawa News, News
On the 16th of April 2018, MNCH2 participated in the flag-off ceremony to commence the distribution of drugs and commodities donated by the programme to Jigawa state. The Project Director and National Team Leader Dr. Jabulani Nyenwa handed over the items in a symbolic ceremony to the Deputy Governor Barr. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia. In his
Sunday, 18 February 2018 / Published in Kano News, News
Kano State, the most populous in Nigeria, is known as the ‘centre of commerce’.  Yet there are only 359 medical doctors serving its growing 13.4 million population. There are around five times as many nurses and midwives – but this doesn’t amount to even two health professionals per 10,000 population, compared to the World Health
Dayyabu Yusuf
Monday, 05 February 2018 / Published in Kano News, News
In addition to inadequate political will, weak and non-transparent budgetary processes and corruption have been identified as major contributors to poor health financing, with negative impact on the Nigerian health sector. Year after year, Nigeria falls behind the commitment it made alongside 16 other African nations in Abuja in 2001 to commit at least 15
Safiya Shuaibu Isa
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 / Published in Kano News, News
MNCH2 delivered a practical three days learning workshop to Journalists and Media professionals working in the six partner states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara. The aim of this activity was to improve the skill set of health reporters and producers especially on reporting reproductive maternal newborn and child health RMNCH issues. The
Dulce Pedroso
Saturday, 25 November 2017 / Published in News, Yobe News
For a woman in northeast Nigeria, peace is not enough November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  According to UNFPA all forms of violence against women and girls increase during disasters and displacement. Sixty percent of all maternal deaths in the world happen in countries that have been affected
Safiya Shuaibu Isa
Sunday, 19 November 2017 / Published in Kano News, News
Most maternal and infant deaths occur in the hours, days and weeks after childbirth. Yet, this is the most neglected period for the provision of quality care. One key intervention to improve maternal health outcomes is to ensure that all women and their newborns have access to skilled care within 24 hours of delivery. Haemorrhage, for example,