Ijeoma UKAZU

Family Planning: Addressing the myths, misconceptions

Globally, family planning is known to curb maternal and child mortality as well as improve economic status of the family and country at large.

With the current economic challenges bedeviling the nation, a lot of parents are out of job and cannot afford to birth children they cannot cater for.

Mon, 23 April 2018


Tackling Under 5 Mortality Through Safe Water, Sanitation

Water is essential commodity in everyday affair and should be suitable for drinking, hence, both rural and urban dwellers deserve clean and hygienic water as well as a healthy environment.

In Nigeria, the need for improved water source in rural and urban areas to avoid water-borne diseases espe [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


Safe Abortion For Adolescents And Implications Of GGR

There is no doubt that the reintroduction of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the ‘Global Gag Rule,’ (GGR) by President Donald Trump of the United States is increasingly having widespread deadly toll on adolescents seeking for reproductive health services.

GGR is an executive o [...]

Fri, 06 April 2018


NDDC Distributes Fertilizers to Farmers

The Niger Delta Development Commission has flagged off the distribution of agricultural inputs, comprising organic liquid fertilizer and soil conditioner, to farmers in Akwa Ibom State. 

Addressing farmers at the commencement of the distribution of the agricultural inputs, at the NDDC Akwa [...]

Sun, 18 March 2018


Vaccination: Lagos targets 3.6mn children for measles

In order to curb child mortality resulting from measles infection, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB), Dr. Iyabo Are, has said that the state targets to reach 3.6 million children for vaccination.

Speaking to journalists at an event organised by LSPHCB with [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018


Global Gag Rule: Implications For Women In Nigeria

March of each year is set aside to celebrate women worldwide as pillars who despite gender disparity strife to make headway in life.

A common saying, "educate a woman or girl child, you educate a nation" resonates strongly, but sadly, most issues concerning the girl-child is relegated [...]

Wed, 07 March 2018


LG Autonomy... State assemblies lets Nigeria down,Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed disappointment over the failure of state legislatures to grant autonomy to local government in the ongoing constitution amendment.
Receiving the returns of the voting by states houses of assembly on the Constitutio [...]

Sat, 03 March 2018


HIV/AIDS: Urgent Need For Local Fund Commitment

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day, WAD, on December 1, stakeholders say the Nigerian government needs to commit local resources to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, squarely.

Currently, donor funds are dwindling and it rests on the Nigerian government to find [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


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