August 31, 2011 In the last two decades, neonatal mortality rates have declined. But in eight countries, including five in Africa, the rates have climbed. Overall, 41 percent of deaths in kids under five now happen during the period soon after birth.
Although various types of contraceptive methods are available in Nigeria, about 20 percent of women say they're not able to access them. Sometimes their husbands stand in the way.
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August 9, 2011 Nigeria's birth rate remain high. Rather than reach out to women, one family planning program is reaching out to men to promote the use of long-term contraception.
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