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CURRENT COUNTRY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PICTURE

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Every single day, Nigeria loses about 145 women of childbearing age, making her the second largest contributor to the maternal mortality rate in the world, according to UNICEF. When this statistic came out earlier this year, it elicited different responses from different people online, and started up a debate among friends, co-workers and total strangers over its veracity. For others, it was just one more piece of data to add to Nigeria’s estimated development numbers game.





For Elnathan Hezekiah, it was a painful memory. Maternal mortality, to him, had a face and a form. On March 26, 2017, it walked into his life and took his wife. She became one of the 145.

In an exclusive with Nigeria Health Watch, Hezekiah said it was his wife’s third pregnancy and “because she was a few days overdue, I drove her to the hospital to be induced.” Between the two, nobody could tell who was more excited at the baby’s coming; Mrs. Hezekiah, at the fact that she was finally going to meet the baby she had…

WHO AND AFRICA

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND AFRICA

The World Health Organization has come of age. Established as an organ of the United Nations Organization, she has achieved a lot in addressing the world health challenges as they crop up. WHO living up to her name, she has tried to balance the scale of disease control and its numerous organs or subsectors. It is pertinent to note that since WHO came onboard, the Africans who represent a focus significant global disease burden has consistently suffered under representaion in every aspect of the World Health Organization. The African continent lags behind lacking fair representaion and this means most of the time, while discussions on health challenges presented by the prevalence of many disease in Africa, the proverbial becomes our lot as the main frame fails to come on focus. That is why we all on one accord, welcome with joy, the appointment and emergence of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the ipso facto Director General of the World Health Org…

CURRENCY WITH PARTNERSHIP FOR MATERNAL AND NEW BORN CHILD HEALTH

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All Redeemers are enjoined to visit the web page of one of our partners, Partnership for Maternal And New Born Child Health. The PMNCH website has rich sources of information which has benefited us in various ways. Visit their site to acquaint yourselves of new trends in  current interventional methods aimed at  bettering the lots of mother and child. This E-Blast is a way to start. Read and pass the info to others through the Whattsapp groups. Thank you.







The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health <pmnch@who.int>
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