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Malnutrition: UNICEF harps on exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding

By Polycarp Auta Jos, Sept. 25, 2020 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has advised nursing and lactating mothers to ensure exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding for children below the age of five. The Nutrition Specialist in the Bauchi Field Office of UNICEF, Dr...

Optimal breastfeeding, complementary feeding will prevent malnutrition in children – UNICEF

By Philip Yatai Kaduna, Sept. 18, 2020 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that optimal breastfeeding and age-appropriate complementary feeding practices would prevent malnutrition among children under five years. Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, a Nutrition Specialist at the UNICEF Kaduna Field Office,...

Paediatrician advises mothers on self-medication, child health assumption

By Lilian Okoro Lagos, Sept. 9, 2020 A paediatrician and child health expert, Dr Faith Bello-Mojad, has advised mothers to desist from self-medication and assumptions on their children’s health conditions. Bello-Mojad, who works with the MercyWay Medical Centre, Ejigbo, a private health facility, gave the...

Child marriage exposes girl-child to unprepared adulthood- Activist

By Abiodun Azi Lagos, Sept. 9, 2020 A gender activist, Adeola Awogbemi, has decried the practice of forcing the girl-child into marriage, saying it will expose her to unprepared adulthood. Awogbemi, Consultancy/Capacity Development Director, First Future Leadership, spoke as a keynote speaker at a programme on “Ending...

Children in richest countries face obesity, lack of skills – UN

New York, Sept. 3, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Too many children in the world’s richest countries lack basic maths and reading skills, and suffer from poor mental well-being and obesity, according to a UNICEF report published on Thursday. The report ranks 41 European Union and Organisation for...

UNICEF unveils infant, young child feeding services in Kaduna Council

By Philip Yatai Kaduna, Sept. 2, 2020 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday inaugurated Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) services in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Dr Zakari Adam, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, said at the event in...

FMCs in Yenagoa, Yola successfully separate Bayelsa-born Siamese twins free of charge

By Nathan Nwakamma Amasoma (Bayelsa), Aug. 30, 2020 The Federal Medical Centres (FMCs) in Yenagoa and Yola, have settled the bill incurred for surgical operations to separate Siamese twins born to an indigent couple in Nembe, Bayelsa . Dr Dennis Alagoa, the Chief Medical...

With over 2.7 million unsafe abortions, Nigeria needs to review 1861 colonial abortion law, Gynaecologist insists

Abortion By Oluwabukola Akanni Ibadan, Aug. 27, 2019 (NAN) An Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Steve Lemadoro, has appealed to the Federal Government to review the inherited colonial abortion law in the country to reduce the country’s high maternal mortality rate. Lemadoro made the call on Thursday in...

CS-SUNN mobilises stakeholders on breastfeeding in Kaduna

By Philip Yatai Kaduna, Aug. 20, 2020 The Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigerian (CS-SUNN) on Thursday mobilised religious and traditional leaders to promote optimal breastfeeding practices among nursing mothers and women of childbearing age in Kaduna State. The religious and traditional leaders were mobilised in...

Family planning, a catalyst to economic devt. — Ogun Govt.

By Yetunde Fatungase Ijebu-Ode (Ogun State), Aug. 19, 2020 Ogun State Government has described family planning as catalyst to boosting the economy. Dr Elijah Ogunsola, the Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development Board, said this during a workshop on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) for...
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