Unsafe abortions killing women, damaging wombs in Nigeria ― Gynaecologist

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Unsafe abortions killing women, damaging wombs in Nigeria ― Gynaecologist

August 10, 2017

DR Godwin Akaba, a Gynaecologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has described as “alarming”, the rate of deaths caused by unsafe abortions in the country.

Akaba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that many lives were lost on a daily basis to crude abortions, and described the trend as “scary”.

The expert said that many of those who survived often suffer acute complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which could lead to secondary infertility, systemic infection and ectopic pregnancies.

Continued at source: Nigerian Tribune: http://tribuneonlineng.com/unsafe-abortions-killing-women-damaging-wombs-nigeria-gynaecologist/

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Nigeria: FG plans reduction in hospital bills

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FG plans reduction in hospital bills

Soji-Eze Fagbemi - Abuja Health News
July 26, 2017

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government is planning to reduce hospital bills in public hospitals.

According to the minister, the plan is part of the various measures being considered to drastically bring down high maternal mortality rate in the country.

Continued at source: Tribune Online: http://tribuneonlineng.com/fg-plans-reduction-hospital-bills/

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Nigeria: FG Inaugurates Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction

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FG Inaugurates Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction

July 26, 2017
By Jessica Onyegbula

Abuja – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday inaugurated a task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Adewole, inaugurating the task force in Abuja, said that it has three months to ensure a road map on reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

The minister said that the high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the country was unacceptable and had become imperative to address the challenge as soon as possible.

Continued at source: Sundiata Post: http://sundiatapost.com/2017/07/26/fg-inaugurates-task-force-on-maternal-mortality-reduction/

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Nigeria: Lagos averts 189,800 unsafe abortions, maternal deaths through family planning

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Lagos averts 189,800 unsafe abortions, maternal deaths through family planning

Posted on Jul 25, 2017
By Gabriel Olawale

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, LSMoH, has said that the uptake of family planning, by 600,000 women in less than six months helped the state in averting 46,000 unsafe abortions, 143,000 unintended pregnancies and 800 maternal deaths.

Speaking through the Director, Family Health & Nutrition, Dr. Folashade Oludara, the ministry said such development helped in preventing needless deaths.

Continued at source: Nigeria Today: http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/07/lagos-averts-189800-unsafe-abortions-maternal-deaths-through-family-planning/

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Nigeria: NPC charges Sultan, Emir others to preach family planning

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NPC charges Sultan, Emir others to preach family planning

On July 12, 2017
By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO—The National Population Commission, NPC, yesterday, charged the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II; fiery Islamic cleric, Malam Abubakar Gumi, and other eminent traditional and religious leaders in the North to champion the spread of family planning gospel in the region.

The Commission’s Chairman, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, while celebrating this year’s World Population Day in Kano, said their involvement was for the sake of building a healthy and prosperous society.

Continued at source: Vanguard Nigeria: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/npc-charges-sultan-emir-others-preach-family-planning/

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Nigerian Women Defy ‘Global Gag Rule’ and Opt for Family Planning Services

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Nigerian Women Defy ‘Global Gag Rule’ and Opt for Family Planning Services
By Global Information Network
Published July 11, 2017

(GIN) – The “global gag rule” which denies women contraception and family planning counseling may have met its match in Nigeria’s northern region where women are proactively avoiding unwanted pregnancies with contraceptive pills dispensed by a major charity.

Women in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, have embraced the birth control pill campaign launched by the International Rescue Committee in the Bakassi camp.

Continued at source: Los Angeles Sentinel: https://lasentinel.net/nigerian-women-defy-global-gag-rule-and-opt-for-family-planning-services.html

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Trump abortion crackdown risks stoking Nigeria’s population boom

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Trump abortion crackdown risks stoking Nigeria's population boom

Cuts to US foreign aid enacted by the US administration mean that supplies of contraception are dwindling in Nigerian family planning clinics

Ruth Maclean in Maiduguri
Sunday 9 July 2017

A Nigerian nurse-midwife allows herself a small smile as she injects a tiny piece of plastic into a young woman’s arm.

In a way, Zainab Malut is doing herself out of a job through this intervention at a family planning clinic in northern Nigeria. The contraceptive implant she persuaded her patient to get will mean she won’t need to deliver the woman’s babies for the next four years. But for the many women she sees each day, it means fewer mouths to feed and a degree of freedom.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/09/trump-abortion-crackdown-risks-stoking-nigerias-population-boom

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Global gag rule expected to hit safe abortion, contraceptive use in Nigeria

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Global gag rule expected to hit safe abortion, contraceptive use in Nigeria
By Christin Roby
9 June 2017

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Marie Stopes International in Nigeria is bracing for a dramatic drop in funding, following United States President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, or “global gag rule.”

MSI declined to sign onto the policy, which would require them to cut all services and information relating to abortion, and will therefore forfeit all funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Continued at source: Devex: https://www.devex.com/news/global-gag-rule-expected-to-hit-safe-abortion-contraceptive-use-in-nigeria-90417

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Nigeria: NGO kick-starts campaign against unsafe abortion

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NGO kick-starts campaign against unsafe abortion
June 7, 2017

A Nigerian-based, Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN), has kicked off a campaign against unsafe abortion in the country, noting that over 2, 000 women engage in abortion daily in Nigeria.

The founder of the initiative, Ms Rosy, made this observation at its corporate headquarters at Okota, Isolo, Lagos State, stressing that due to various restrictions, abortion is practiced in the country under unsafe and risky procedures among poor rural women and people without easy access to information and thus are at the risk of death.

Continued at source: The Nigerian Tribune: http://tribuneonlineng.com/ngo-kick-start-campaign-unsafe-abortion/

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Nigeria: Abortion Reality Talk

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Abortion Reality Talk
April 6, 2017

By Dr. Goke Akinrogunde

This piece heralds a serial discussion on elective abortion and the effect, or otherwise, of criminalising the act of choosing to terminate a pregnancy earlier post-conception. In this, and subsequent editions, I will narrate real life experiences of fatalities and morbidities associated with the present status quo of criminalising elective abortion in our setting and beyond.

Continued at link: This Day Live: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/04/06/abortion-reality-talk/

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