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Child Spacing Project, NURHI Appreciates Over 300 Community Mobilisers In Kaduna

Child Spacing Project, NURHI Appreciates Over 300 Community Mobilisers In Kaduna

By Iliya Kure Kaduna (Nigeria) – Over 300 community mobilisers that contributed to the success of child spacing campaign in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, were Monday honoured by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), a Gates Foundation Project. Since 2010, the community mobilisers worked in communities in 7 local government areas of the state, raising […]

World Toilet Day: 4.5 Billion People Live Without Household Toilets — UN 

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) – About 4.5 billion people in the world live without household toilets that safely dispose of their waste, according to United Nations report. It also estimates that about a billion people still defecate outdoors, making men and women suffering from various dangerous toilet infection due to negligence, especially the rural […]

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Child Malnutrition On The Rise In Nigeria, Despite Drop In Infant Mortality — Survey

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) –The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS5) conducted in 2016 and 2017 indicates that infant Mortality has dropped and Child Malnutrition increased in Nigeria. This is contained in the fifth Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS5) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), UNICEF and other key partners in the Country. […]

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Nigeria: CS-SUNN, UNICEF To Establish Coalition Against Malnutrition In Gombe

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) — Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has commenced a two day training on nutrition advocacy and coalition building for some key nutrition stakeholders in Gombe, north east of the country. The training is aimed at having a country where every citizen has food and nutrition secured . Communication Officer […]

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Foundations To Raise ₦3.6m To Support Cancer Patients In Nigeria

By Amos Tauna Kaduna, (Nigeria)– Sage Foundation in partnership with the Bricon Foundation, Nigeria-based non-profit organisations are to raise about N3.6 million to support cancer patients that cannot afford medical treatment. The two foundations have helped to raise awareness about cancer and assisted cancer patients and their families, in the ‘Keeping Hope Alive Challenge’. Every […]

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Nigeria: Restore Full Payment of Salaries, Allowances of  LG. Health Workers, Council Tells Govt.

By Auwal Umar Gombe (Nigeria)– Gombe state Council on Health has asked the state government to resume payment of full monthly salaries and allowances of local government health workers which was suspended since 2012. The Council on Health made the call in a communique issued at the end of its 4th meeting held in Gombe, […]

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Nigeria: Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre Frowns At Increased Maternal Deaths In Kaduna

  By Amos Tauna Kaduna, (Nigeria)– Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has identified poor Primary Health Care service, socio-economic challenges and poor educational exposure as reasons for the increased maternal deaths annually in Kaduna State, northwest of the country. CISLAC also identifies dearth of facilities, corruption and lack of political will on the part […]

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NIGERIA: Primary Health Care Development Agency Embarks On Aggressive Campaign Against Measles

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria)– Following the poor turnout recorded during the 2015 Measles Vaccination exercise in Gombe State, Northeast Nigeria, the Primary Health Care Development Agency has now embarked on an enlightenment campaign for positive results.  The Deputy Director of Immunization in the Agency, Musa Ibrahim Kuna stated this during a meeting with Journalists on […]

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