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Buhari’s Wife Seeks Improved Healthcare for Women, Children

Buhari’s Wife Seeks Improved Healthcare for Women, Children

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The First lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has enjoined wives of southwest governors to address issues of maternal and child mortality in their states.This, she said, was necessary to reduce the high rate of deaths among women and children.She made the call in Abeokuta, at a three-day training workshop for South West region. The theme of the workshop was: “Advocacy for reproductive maternal newborn child, adolescent and nutrition (RMNCAH-N).”She warned that things would get worse, if issues of maternal mortality and child morbidity remain unattended to. The wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara, represented the First Lady.She explained that the event was in fulfillment of her promise during the stakeholder’s meeting, held last October in Abuja, to support th
Vaccination Error Kills 15 Children

Vaccination Error Kills 15 Children

Children's Health, NEWS
No fewer than 15 children have died in war torn South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say. They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, according to an investigation into the deaths. As a result, the immunisation campaign caused severe infection and sepsis. The team administering the vaccinations was “neither qualified nor trained” to do so, the health minister said. About 300 people were vaccinated during the campaign in the Kapoeta region, including 32 other children who fell ill, but survived, Riek Gai Kok added. Measles outbreaks in the country are a key target of the United Nations children’s fund (Unicef), which is aiming to vaccinate 1.2 million children this year. But a report from t
Research finds 1% Basic Health Fund can’t cover women, children

Research finds 1% Basic Health Fund can’t cover women, children

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New research has concluded the Basic Health Care Provision Fund at its current level of financing will not assure universal health coverage for pregnant women and children. The fund, built into the National Health Act, stipulates at least 1% of consolidated revenue be set aside to pay for a package of basic health. But researchers at the Health Policy Research Group (HPRG) based in University of Nigeria examined the Fund’s feasibility using six scenarios providing basic minimum of care in test states of Imo, Kaduna and Niger, and concluded the Fund would need to be increased at least fourfold to make a difference. “What we discovered is that in reality, the money is actually too small,” said Dr Felix Obi, a researcher with HPRG. “If we focus only on 1%, we might not be a
Children Health:Improper Diet and Poor Health of Kids.

Children Health:Improper Diet and Poor Health of Kids.

Children's Health, Food And Nutrition, Latest Health News
Proper Dieting for Children Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone, but children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development. All parents want to see their children grow up to be healthy and happy, but often a combination of fussy eating habits and exposure to junk food advertisements can make it seem like an impossible task. Improper diet in childhood impacts your child’s heart health just as it leads to stunted growth. According to a new study, children who eat high-calorie, low-nutrient food, and avoid eating healthy are at risk of having poor heart health. Seven key health factors and behaviours are used to determine whether a child’s cardiovascular health is ideal such as, not using tobacco products, maintaining
700 Babies Die Daily in Nigeria —FMH

700 Babies Die Daily in Nigeria —FMH

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An official of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Evelyn Agbanyim has said more than 700 babies die daily in Nigeria due to lack of hygiene to ward off preventable infections at birth. She identified the major causes of neonatal deaths in Nigeria to include low birth weight, birth asphyxia and infections, which account for 80 per cent of deaths among children. Agbanyim, who spoke at an awareness seminar in Awka on how to stem the tide of neonatal mortality in Nigeria, attributed the development to ignorance, poor funding and ineffective application of life-saving neonatal commodities for women and children’s health. According to her, the Federal Government decided to carry the campaign to the relevant stakeholders in the country following the worrisome situation, adding that those tar
Foods to Avoid when Pregnant

Foods to Avoid when Pregnant

Food And Nutrition, Latest Health News, Women's health
By Victoria Haruna When you are pregnant, you want to do everything that is in the best interest of your baby and that should include eliminating the following items from your plate. With and Without Diabetes It's important whether you have diabetes or not to avoid certain foods while pregnant to help benefit you and your baby. It is important to eat properly and avoid foods that could be damaging to the development of your child. 1). Mercury The most common thing we hear to avoid during pregnancy is seafood high in mercury. Too much mercury could harm your baby’s developing nervous system. Foods to avoid include: swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tile fish. Other fish that would be lower in mercury include; shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, Pollock and catfish. The recommendatio