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Date: 05/12/2017
Source: Pulse.ng
Type: In the News
The Nasarawa State Government is collaborating with two NGOs to tackle Family Planning (FP) barriers and reduce maternal mortality in the state. The NGOs are Pathfinder International Nigeria (PIN) and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH). A PACFaH Facilitator, Mrs Aanu Rotimi, said at a three-day workshop held on Thursday in Akwanga, that the major strategy to reduce this...
Date: 05/12/2017
Source: This Day
Type: In the News
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government has concluded plans to improve the standard of midwifery practices in the country.  This is coming as a Nollywood actor and producer, Jim Iyke, was unveiled as the Special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child health. Adewole made this known yesterday during the commemoration of the 2017 International...
Date: 05/09/2017
Source: BBC News
Type: In the News
Sayana Press has mostly been used by women in developing countries, as part of a global push to expand access to modern contraception. Working in collaboration with donor organisations has enabled the drug company Pfizer to drop the price from $1 a unit to $0.85 per dose. The move comes ahead of a big summit on family planning in London this summer. The summit, which will track progress from a...
Date: 05/08/2017
Source: BusinessWire
Type: Updates
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) today announced a multi-year extension of their collaboration to further broaden access to Pfizer’s all-in-one injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate), for women most in need in some of the world’s poorest countries. Sayana Press will...
Date: 05/05/2017
Source: Devex
Type: In the News
African countries, and those where abortion services are legal, will likely feel the greatest impacts of the United States’ expanded “global gag rule” — also known as the Mexico City Policy — according to new findings by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The U.S. provided bilateral global health assistance to 64 countries in Fiscal Year 2016, and more than half of them —  totaling 34 —  were...
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