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How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death –

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In Sogunro community, teenage pregnancy rules

Procreation commonly known as child bearing is a divine engagement and one that usually brings joy and excitement to humankind, when it is done at the right time and for

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Our successes, struggles with family planning – women speak out

Despite its enormous benefits, some women ignorantly shun family planning. Juliet Umeh spoke to a cross section of women who share their experiences some of which are enough to convince

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Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 11)

They contribute 60% of maternal deaths in Lagos State  – Gynaecologist In part 1 of this story,  NHO reporter Juliet Umeh visited some traditional birth attendants  (TBAs) in some Lagos

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Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 1)

Women can’t just stop visiting them Despite the availability of robust healthcare services in Lagos, preference for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) remains high. TBA Homes continue to thrive despite the

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Task Shifting, Task Sharing: New route towards MDGs achievement?

● All eyes on Lagos on plans to domesticate policy Nigeria is reputed  to have one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa. Unfortunately, the

Revealed! How excessive alcohol damages your organs

Causes memory loss, you may even forget your name You may become disoriented, delirious or suffer hallucinations, says Family Health Book According to medical experts, very moderate consumption of alcohol may

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Sordid state of Lagos FP clinics

Most facilities lack consumables for modern contraceptive procedure Some have no dedicated FP room to ensure privacy for users Some operate with old or incomplete equipment Many can’t offer implant

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Hard times here for healthcare, says former NMA boss

Immediate past President of Nigerian Medical Association and current Vice President, West Africa region of the Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, took a look at Nigeria’s dwindling oil fortunes