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Nigeria Needs 30% Users Of Self-Care Interventions To Boost Sexual Reproductive Services

Dr. Sakina Amin-Bello, Senior Programme Advisor, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Pathfinder International, Nigeria; Bayo Ewuola, Media and Communication Officer, Pathfinder International, Nigeria, and  other participants at a media training tagged, ‘Orientation on the National Guidelines on Self-Care For Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health,’  organised by Pathfinder International, Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, Marie Stopes Nigeria, and other development partners in Abuja, recently. A  rapid, safe, and effective uptake of self-care interventions by up to 30 percent of potential users is critical to boost progress towards universal coverage of sexual reproductive and maternal healthcare services by 2050. Pathfinder International, Nigeria, and other stakeholders recently stated the importance of defining self-care instructions to enhance maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) as well as sexual and reproducti

Mentorship Crucial In Birthing Top Star Pharmacists For AI Era – NAPHARM

  ·      Urges Institutions, Agencies To Promote Global Posting Of Intern Pharmacists One of the newly inducted fellows of NAPharm, Pharm. Gbenga Falabi. receiving a certificate of induction from former PSN President, Pharm. Ahmed Yakassai and Prof. Cyril Usifoh, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), while NAPharm president, Prince J. Adelusi-Adeluyi read through the plaque for presentation, as Pharm. Tony Oyawole looks in admiration The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM) stressed the importance of mentoring sessions for pharmacists throughout their college education to cultivate highly skilled pharmacists who can effectively utilise artificial intelligence in knowledge delivery, aligning with the advancements in technology. In view of this, NAPHARM urged institutions of higher learning, the Federal Ministry of Health, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pursue the global posting of intern pharmacist

Pharmacy Academy Seeks Viable Environment For Pharmaceutical Industries, Sustainable Development

Create Viable Environment For Pharmaceutical Industries To Trigger Sustainable Development - NAPHARM Urges FG From Left to Right: Pharm (Prof) Udoma Mendie; Pharm (Dr, Mrs) Margaret Obono; Pharm (Prof) Lere Baale- Secretary-General Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM); Pharm (Prince) Paul Enebeli, Chairman AGM/Investiture, Committee; Pharm (Dr) Lolu Ojo; Director of Programmes and Pharm (Dr) Margaret Ibu, member during the press conference ahead of the investiture of the 14 new Fellows and ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM), Friday in Lagos. •••Says  It'll Induct 14 Industry Leaders  From Nigeria, Diaspora At Its Ninth  The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM) has urged the Federal Government to create policies that promote a viable environment for the pharmaceutical industries to improve healthcare delivery and contribute more to sustainable economic development. Prince Paul Osogbe Enebeli, Chairman, Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Investiture Committee, Nigeria Academy of Pharmac

CSOs Call For Stronger Prevention, Response Systems To Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Say Growing Cases Of Violations Source Of Concern  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for a stronger prevention and response systems to reduce sexual and gender-based violence in the country. KASA, an organisation aimed at addressing sexual violence in Nigeria, whose campaign was funded by the African Women Development Fund through White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Kenya stated this while briefing Journalists in Nigeria. It also urged stakeholders and gender equality advocates to create a safe environment where survivors of sexual and gender-based violence could comfortably share personal experiences to curb the menace in the country. The group stated this on the sidelines of the survey where they engaged over 5,000 women, girls and vulnerable people across four States in Nigeria suffering from sexual violence. Christy Asala, Representative of the African Women Development Fund,  said the data obtained from the survey is of great concern. “The data that we observed from the surve

UNICEF Nigeria Installs WAJE, Kate Henshaw, 2 Others As Child Rights Champions

To Advocate   Critical Issues Affecting Children In Health, Education, Nutrition, Child Protection L-R: Alli Nuhu, Kate Henshaw, Cristian Munduate - UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Cobhams Asquo and Waje at a media presentation of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Champions in Lagos, on Tuesday to serve as powerful voices in amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria for one year.   The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria on Tuesday, installed Cobhams Asuquo, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu as Child Rights Champions. The advocates, who are celebrated music producers, musicians, and film actors will be powerful voices amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria as UNICEF Champions for a 12-month period on Tuesday. Within the one-year period, these champions will collaborate with UNICEF to raise critical issues affecting children in areas such as health, education, nutrition, child protection, water sanitation , and hygiene (WASH). Speaking at a

Prioritise Needs Of Nigerian Youth, UNICEF Urges Governments

  ·      Seeks Frequent Engagement With Young People On Issues That Concerns Them ·      Dr Lu Wei Pearson, Associate Director of Maternal and Newborn Child Health at UNICEF with one of the health workers  and others during the YAaHNaija community outreach organised by the Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA) with support from UNICEF and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in Tolu Community, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos State on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 . The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has emphasised the significance of prioritising the needs of Nigeria's youth. These needs encompass mental health, peer pressure, inadequate parental support, as well as financial pressure problems. Stressing this point, Dr Victoria Isiramen, a Health Specialist with UNICEF Nigeria also urged governments, parents and stakeholders to frequently engage the young people on topical issues that affect them, not only their reproductive health.  Isi

UNICEF, Others Supports LSACA To Improve Adolescent Health

  Holds YAaHNaija Community Outreach In Ajeromi-Ifelodun The United Nations Children's Fund has urged for coordinated efforts to significantly improve adolescent well-being even as it collaborates with the Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA) on YAaHNaija community outreach in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spoke on Tuesday during the Community Outreach in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, themed ‘YAaHNaija’ targeted to offer children and adolescents the right sensitisation to prepare them for adulthood. Also supported by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), the Outreach had healthcare workers offer HIV status checks, COVID-19 vaccination, and immunisation exercise for children in the community. The event culminated with the visit of Dr. Mireille Tribie, UNICEF Regional HIV Specialist for West and Central Africa, and Luwei Pearson, UNICEF’s Assistant Director, Health to Tolu Community in Ajer