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Nigeria’s National Policy for Mental Health Delivery 2013

Posted by - February 5, 2015 - Blog, Mental Health
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“There are less than 150 psychiatrists in the country (around 1 per 1 million population) and very few neurologists., with many newly trained specialists leaving the country to work abroad. There are around 5 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 population and only very few other mental and neurological health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neurophysiotherapists, [...]

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Health in 2015: Making Every Life Count

Posted by florida - January 19, 2015 - Blog
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2014 was a remarkable year in the Nigerian health sector’s history. The first positive thing that comes to the minds of most people is the effective containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, which still inspires instinctive gratitude and laudatory comments. The heroism of Dr Stella Adadevoh will not easily be forgotten nor will government action [...]

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Engaging Lawyers in the Fight against Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog matenal

In June this year, Save the Children released their annual report, the State of the World’s Mothers Report, 2013. Unsurprisingly, Nigeria found itself near the bottom,the eighth worst place. According to that report, Nigeria was the 169th most unsafe place out of 176 countries surveyed in which a woman could give birth.   1 in 13 [...]

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APPRAISING THE LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR MATERNAL HEALTH IN NIGERIA – THE WAY FORWARD

Posted by - September 3, 2013 - Blog health

Introduction  The increasing fanciful terms used to describe the state of maternal health in Nigeria has and should become a cause of urgent concern for policy makers, stakeholders and other persons interested in the health, wellbeing and image of the most populous country in Africa. At a Millenium Summit held in New York, World Leaders [...]

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