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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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