Ijeoma UKAZU

Using family planning to improve Nigeria’s maternal and child health

With the use of any family planning method, maternal and child health indices of any country would improve.

 

 

 

 

Recent statistics shows that, Nigeria has high maternal mortality rate with [...]

Mon, 06 April 2020


Exclusive breastfeeding: Ensuring children’s optimal growth

Exclusive breastfeeding has many health benefits for both the mother and infant as breast milk contains all the nutrients an infant needs in the first six months of life.

 

 

Research has shown that, exclusive breastfeedin [...]

Wed, 01 April 2020


Inter-professional rivalry: Implications for health sector


To achieve effective service delivery in the health sector, it is important to note that, team effort is key, as any acrimony and unhealthy rivalry will slow down service delivery in the sector.

For so long, Inter-professional disharmony has existed in Nigeria's health sector where t [...]

Mon, 23 March 2020


Maternal illiteracy and effect on child survival

 

Education which is one of the most important aspects of social and economic development, gives a mother the ability to shape her child's future and ensuring that he attains his full potential.

The educational level of a mother has a long-lasting effect on her children and thei [...]

Sat, 14 March 2020


Pneumonia: Why preventable killer disease is still an epidemic in Nigeria

Count to 39; a child just died from pneumonia somewhere in the world; that child is most likely a Nigerian!

 

According to recent information released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is one [...]

Sun, 08 March 2020


Investment in children, key factor to achieving SDGs - NDHS

Indicators has pointed in a new report, the National Demographic Health Survey, NDHS 2018 that interventions in the development of children have considerable long-term benefits for individuals and societies.

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 01 March 2020


Nutritional deficit: The challenge before the Nigerian child

A new report of a commission convened by the World Health Organisation, WHO, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and medical journal, The Lancet, notes that out of 180 countries, Nigeria is ranked 174 on child survival, health, nutrition and education.

 

Sun, 23 February 2020


Birth registration: A case for Nigeria’s ’invisible’, uncounted children

"I have never seen a birth certificate. My accurate birth date is unknown as my mother cannot remember the exact date she gave birth to me.

 

 

 

 

 

"Just recently, when I wan [...]

Sat, 01 February 2020


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