Special AU Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria opens in Abuja

Nigeria HNN Team

The summit wil articulate Africa’s position to project health at the core of development in relevant global forums especially the ongoing dialogue on defining the post 2015 development agenda.

Nigeria: How adequate nutrition boosts mother, baby development

Nigeria HNN Team

Lack of knowledge of pre-pregnancy nutritional status of women makes a strong case for micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy and during lactation.

Nigeria’s Health Ministry begins major moves to reduce HIV in children

Nigeria HNN Team

Nasarawa state, with support from partners, is already demonstrating catalytic progress in its scale-up of PMTCT efforts

Nigeria: Expectant mothers not visiting ANC clinics regularly – WHO

Nigeria HNN Team

According to the report, health care during pregnancy can save lives, just as good quality care during pregnancy is fundamental to the health, well-being and survival of mothers and their babies.

700 newborns die daily in Nigeria –Save the Children Initiative

Nigeria HNN Team

“To address this problem of shortage of skilled birth attendants at this level, a clear policy on task-shifting and task-sharing in the country should be put in place to guide the different cadres of health care workers."

Nigeria: Abia scale up PMTCT services

Nigeria HNN Team

The state government will increase the number of health facilities offering PMTCT service from the current 43 to 342 centers.

Nigeria ranks low in global maternal, newborn risk indices

Nigeria HNN Team

According to the report: “Nigeria has the 12th highest rate of first-day death in the world, making Nigeria one of the riskiest places to be born, as well as one of the countries with the most first-day deaths. 

Nigeria and State of the World’s Mothers Report

Nigeria, Rwanda HNN Team

Nigeria’s performance in improving maternal and newborn survival in an international context needs to be addressed. 

Skilled Midwives May be the Key to Healthy Babies

Nigeria HNN Team

At the heart of the problem is the fact that millions of women lack access to a physician or healthcare facility.  

DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

Nigeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, India, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America HNN Team

The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries.