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
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),
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
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
Increasing access to modern contraceptive methods is essential to reduce maternal and infant deaths. The most recent Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (2013) revealed a very high unmet need for family planning, a high total fertility rate and low contraceptive prevalence rate across the MNCH2 intervention states.