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Lagos, stakeholders seek sustained implementation of breastfeeding policy

By Grace Alegba Lagos, Aug. 6, 2020 The Lagos State Government and other stakeholders have called for sustained policy implementation and collaboration of citizens in providing adequate nutrition through breastfeeding. The stakeholders, comprising health workers, community mobilizers, nutritionists, pediatricians, birth attendants and nursing mothers made the...

Mrs El-Rufai canvasses public support for exclusive breastfeeding

By Hussaina Yakubu Kaduna Aug. 7, 2020 The wife of the Kaduna State governor, Mrs Aisha El-Rufai, on Friday urged Nigerians to support exclusive breastfeeding in the interest of infant health and growth. El-Rufai made the call while speaking at a webinar with the theme, “Enhancing...

Breastfeeding mothers needs counselling- WHO

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every...

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...

Nutritionist calls for balanced diet for Nigerian children

By Maureen Ojinaka Enugu, Oct. 16, 2020 A Nutritionist, Mrs Henrietta Ugwu, has urged Nigerian parents to always give adequate balanced diet to children for the nourishment of their bodies and to prevent stunted growth. Ugwu, the Nutrition Officer of Enugu State Primary Healthcare Agency, gave...

Malaria: Consultant advises against frequent use of mosquito coil

By Ibrahim Kado Yola, Aug. 18, 2020 Dr Yarima Suleiman, a Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, has advised the public against frequent use of mosquito coil in the prevention of mosquito bites and malaria. He gave the advice in...

Nigeria Health Watch recommends community MPDSR to curb maternal deaths

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Nov. 21, 2020 The Nigeria Health Watch , a nonprofit organisation, says community Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) will help to reduce maternal deaths rate in the country. Mrs Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, made the...

Breastfeeding: Board wants establishment of creche in MDAs in Bauchi

By Amina Ahmed Bauchi,Aug.10,2020 Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCA) has called for the establishment of creche within ministries, departments and agencies in the state to encourage exclusive breastfeeding. Mohammed made the call in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi...

Foundation donates N3m to 14 children suffering from cancer

By Aderogba George Abuja, Oct. 2, 2020 Okapi Children Cancer Foundation, an NGO on Friday donated N3 million to 14 children suffering from cancer to ease the burden of hospital bills on their parents. Newsmen reports that all the 14 children are currently undergoing...

Expert says babies born with teeth have developmental abnormality

By Justina Auta Abuja, Nov. 11, 2020 A dental therapist, Dr Simon Audu, on Wednesday said it was a developmental abnormality for a baby to be born with teeth. Audu, the Secretary-General, Nigerian Dental Therapists Associations (NDTA), told newsmen in Abuja that such births...
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