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,
Dr. Shuaibu Hamzat
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 / Published in Jigawa News, 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
Dr. Shuaibu Hamzat
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 / Published in Jigawa News, 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
Dulce Pedroso
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 / Published in News, Yobe 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
Dulce Pedroso
Thursday, 14 September 2017 / Published in Kaduna News, 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
Adewunmi Emoruwa
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),
Ibrahim Baban Galla
Saturday, 15 April 2017 / Published in News, Zamfara 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
Ibrahim Baban Galla
Thursday, 13 April 2017 / Published in Kaduna News, 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
Ibrahim Baban Galla
Thursday, 13 April 2017 / Published in Kaduna News, 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