Sunday, 19 November 2017 / Published in 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,
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 / Published in News
skilled health workers - Jigawa
“When the Gunduma Health system was scrapped by the current government, the anxiety in the air was almost palpable”, the Executive Secretary of the newly constituted Primary Health Care Agency of Jigawa State, Dr Kabir Aliyu, recalls. Since its inception in Jigawa in the early 2000s, the Gunduma Health System had paved the way for
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 / Published in News
Caroline Emmanuel midwife
“I had never imagined I would find myself working in a rural community in a North-western state of Jigawa state in my life. But as it is, that has turned out to be the turning point of my career”. Caroline Emmanuel, a midwife, was posted to the remote rural community of Maitsamiya in Sule-Tankarkar Local
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 / Published in News
Amina, 20, from northern Nigeria.
Violent conflict, environmental disaster and being an adolescent girl in a developing country. Some of the most dangerous experiences in a person’s life, and with long-lasting impact on one’s future prospects. Millions of girls experience all three.   This has too often been the reality in northeast Nigeria. The oil-rich nation – no longer considered
Thursday, 14 September 2017 / Published in News
ETS drives down maternal deaths in a time of crisis
When an expecting mother in a community with the nearest health facility several hours’ walking distance away starts having painful contractions, a taxi driver from her neighbouring community is her quickest way to medical attention. Joseph Isuwa from Kaduna, knows the journey to the General Hospital Kwoi in Jaba well: he is a volunteer trained
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 / Published in News
A fully immunised child has a better chance of growing into a healthy adult, simply put, vaccines work! One in every five children in sub-Saharan Africa are still unreached, despite the fact vaccines are one of the most successful means to prevent diseases that lead to child deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
Saturday, 15 April 2017 / Published in News
Alh. Abdulaziz Yari, the Executive Governor of Zamfara State has pledged to sustain activities of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) in the state. The Governor made the pledge on Monday during an engagement with key stakeholders including the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development
Thursday, 13 April 2017 / Published in News
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Elrufai has commended the Department for International Development for making a difference in the livelihoods of the people in Kaduna state especially mothers and children through their health investments. Source: See the full story on Nigeria Healthwatch in this link
Thursday, 13 April 2017 / Published in News
Prof. Adewole calls on state govt to match partners’ interventions with commitment. The Honorable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on state governments to match the efforts of development partners by showing strong commitment to strengthening health systems through the provision of required human and financial resources for the primary healthcare system. Professor
Monday, 27 March 2017 / Published in News
From The Nation The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has donated medical equipment and furniture worth N73, 543,358 million to Yobe State Government. The medical equipment which were handed over to the State Government through the State Team Leader of MNCH2, Mr. Zanna Omar Ali and were received by the State Commissioner for Health