Despite the high publicity created on the use of contraception as a way of controlling births and unwanted pregnancies, many Nigerian women are still restricted from using this method due to cultural and religious beliefs amongst other reasons
Nigeria’s population currently stands at 172 million people, representing 6% of the world population and is set to grow further, despite widespread poverty, hunger and high rates of illiteracy. There is a growing knowledge about contra
Newborn survival is closely linked to the health of the mother, and it is for this reason that the continuum of care approach should be emphasised in health interventions and policies. The postnatal period (the time just after delivery and through the first six weeks of life) is a very critical moment for mothers and their newborns. Why focus on the postnatal period? In Nigeria, about 36% of births occur in health facilities, while more than 62% of births still occur at home.
As the MDGs draw to an end, it is no longer news that Nigeria, an oil-rich nation, with a population of over 170 million people, still lags behind, and ranks 2nd worst on the global maternal mortality index, albeit with little progress in the reduction of preventable maternal deaths, over the past decade. Unfortunately, women are not only dying in childbirth from preventable causes; some survive, but with devastating conditions that affects not only their health but their lif
The #MaternalMonday Campaign of the Wellbeing Africa has canvassed the need to strengthen primary health care to improve maternal health services in Nigeria. Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-five year olds and 145 women of childbearing age. Amongst other causes, the coverage and quality of health care services in Nigeria continue to fail women and children contributing to the high number of preventable deaths.
While the Federal Ministry of Health's Integrate