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Customary and Religious Laws Are Impeding Progress Towards Women’s Health in Nigeria

Numerous countries have committed themselves to promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by ratifying international human rights treaties. These include the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nigeria ratified the convention on women's rights in...

Nigeria: Researchers Advocate Training Drug Sellers to Prevent Maternal Deaths

With various factors contributing steadily to maternal deaths at 512 of every 100,000 live births, researchers have called for training of drug sellers in Lagos, and Nigeria to prevent deaths from unsafe abortions. The study, "Women's self-reported Experiences Using Misoprostol Obtained From Drug Sellers: A Prospective Cohort Study In Lagos...

Covid-19: 4 Nigerian Women Named Among 100 Global Outstanding Nurses, Midwives

FOUR Nigerian women have been named among 100 Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives Leaders by the Women in Global Health. They were named as part of activities to mark the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. A statement by the WGH and YONM named the four Nigerian...

Africa: Women Need Support and Understanding After Miscarriage

Recently, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wrote a piece sharing about her miscarriage. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second, she wrote. She is part of a growing list of celebrities who have publicly shared their experiences with miscarriages. Model Chrissy Teigen...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Black Women in Rural Areas Are Still On the Margins of Life

Black women in rural areas struggle to receive and understand potentially life-saving messages about breast cancer. Accessibility remains an enormous challenge when it comes to both diagnosis and treatment. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and questions around the reach of awareness are important to ponder. Who is the awareness...