Showing posts from June 4, 2017

Maternal Health: Group Urges Women To Utilise PHC Centres.

The need for women, especially the pregnant ones to take full charge of their lives through ensuring the use of healthcare centres to prevent high rate of maternal mortality has become one of growing concern. The issue was the major high point recently, when Mamaye/Evidence 4Action, a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry Health organised an advocacy campaign in Amuwo Odofin and Ori Ade Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). The goal was to sensitise women and educate them on how to avoid maternal and infant deaths. Stressing on how timely the sensitisation programme is to the people of the community, Dr. Orebiyi Olatunji Sunday, medical officer of health of Amuwo Odofin Local government, said that one of the things that is quite obvious in Amuwo Odofin is that maternal mortality is 525 per 100, 000 women. “So it’s very high and it’s the same thing with Lagos state, so we need to reduce the maternal mortality. We can only get that done when

Federal Government Approves Central Coordination.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) today approved a memoranda from the Federal Ministry of Health seeking for approval of central coordination, placement, posting and funding of all Medical and Dental graduates to Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) accredited Housemanship and Internship training centres. A statement signed by Mrs. Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, for the  Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, quoting the Minister said that  this is to address the enormous challenges fresh graduates face in securing placement for the one year mandatory programmes. Over the years due to constraints in the funding of the Housemanship and Internship training in Nigeria, a large number of fresh Medical and Dental graduates have not been able to undertake and complete the training within the allotted time limit thereby preventing them from becoming fully registered Medical and Dental Practitioners ready for services within and outside Nigeria. The Housema

Mothers Receive Cash Gifts For Giving Birth To Triplets, Quintuplets

IVF: Mothers Receive Cash Gifts For Giving Birth To Triplets, Quintuplets ·        FAAI, Nordica Fete Children That age is not a barrier to child bearing cannot be disputed.  This fact was confirmed recently, when Mrs. Folashade Akiode was honoured during the Nordica Bon Bon family fiesta held to mark this year’s International Children’s Day for breaking all medical rules of menopause and having her set of triplets seven years ago, at  57. Mrs. Akiode who retired from the Lagos State Civil Service as Director of Service, but now doing her own business was married for 18 years before she had In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at Nordica fertility Clinic, delivering a set of triplet. Making the presentation of N50,000 to Mrs. Akiode, Dr Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director, Nordica Fertility nationwide told journalists that the event which held in Lagos, was organised by Fertility Awareness Advocacy Initiative (FAAI) with collaboration from Nordica Fertility to celebrate children bo

PSN Hails Federal Government's 40% Order Preference To Local Goods Procurement

Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria(PSN) have commended the Federal Government on the recent Executive Order on support for local content in public procurement. Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on May 18, 2017, signed the Executive Order, which mandated all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to give preference to local goods and services in their procurement activities. The order also directed that made-in-Nigeria products should be given preference in the procurement of relevant items as it stipulated that 40 per cent of spending by the MDAs must be expended on locally manufactured goods and services. A statement jointly signed by Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, PSN President and Pharm Gbolagade Iyiola, PSN National Secretary, which was made available to Independent, noted that the federal government deserves commendation for deeming it fit to include locally manufactured medicines in the Executive Order as specified in

Minus Funding, FG’ll Be Paying Lip Service To Fistula Intervention –Efem

Chief Iyeme Efem, a Fellow of Institute of Social Works (FSOW) and professional in Social Works is at the vanguard of global efforts to eliminate Obstetric Fistula. Fellow of Institute of development Administration (FDA) and the Country Project Manager, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Fistula Care plus Project, in a recent interview with CHIOMA UMEHA to commemorate International Day to end Obstetric Fistula spoke on prevention, treatment and management of the condition. Excerpts: What is obstetric fistula? Obstetric Fistula is a hole, or abnormal opening in the birth canal that results in chronic leakage of urine or faeces . Theme for this year is “hope, healing, and dignity for all.” This captures the essence of repairing of obstetric fistula. Firstly, people need to understand that women with fistula are stigmatised and marginalised within the society. They have lost respect and they are either begging on the streets or hidden at home, depending o