Each year, fake drugs kill approximately 700,000 people. According to a report by the International Policy Network (London) and Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (Nigeria), nearly half the drugs sold in Nigeria are substandard and about 2/3 of artesunate (anti-malaria) drugs in Nigeria contain insufficient active ingredient.
It’s great to see a young Nigerian address this issue and talk about the realities of fake drugs in Nigeria. Watch the video on Youtube.
In honor of National Day of the Midwife, we have put together a list of some great sites on Nigerian midwifery. Check them out below!
International Confederation of Midwives created the International Day of Midwives. “Many midwives around the world celebrate the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ on 5 May each year. The ICM established the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ following suggestions and discussion among member associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992. The aim of the day is to celebrate midwifery and to bring awareness of the importance of midwives’ work to as many people as possible.
The International Day of the Midwife is an occasion for every individual midwife to think about the many others in the profession, to make new contacts within and outside midwifery, and to widen the knowledge of what midwives do for the world. In the years leading up to 2015, ICM will use the overarching theme “The World Needs Midwives Today More Than Ever” as part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for midwives. This reflects the WHO call for midwives and the need to accelerate progress towards MDGs 4 and 5.”
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