No woman deserves to die during childbirth – FIDA
20 November 2022 | 5:52 am
The International Director, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Mrs Ezinwa Okoroafor has disclosed that no woman deserves to pay the ultimate price as a result of childbirth.
deserves to pay the ultimate price as a result of childbirth.
Okoroafor, who stated this at the Labour Ward of Gwarimpa General Hospital, Abuja, during the adoption of the Labour Ward, as part of activities lined up to mark its 2022 law week, regretted that each time a woman goes into labour, she puts her life on the line, and makes every effort to impact society by bringing out that child.
While the adoption is in acquiescence with FIDA Nigeria’s adopt-a-ward initiative where every branch is expected to adopt a hospital ward, the choice of Gwarimpa General hospital was premised on the fact that it caters for a number of poor income earners in the suburbs around its locality and boasts of nearly an entire top management headed by women.
In her address to the senior management team of the hospital, Okoroafornoted, “When a woman is giving birth, she is helping to build the nation. She is contributing to national development. A woman should not pay the price with her life because she’s giving birth.”
Okoroafor also disclosed that FIDA’s task includes protecting the interest of women and children based on the realisation that the happiness of the home and the strength of a society depend on the wellbeing of the women and children.
In her remarks, the Chairperson of FIDA, Abuja branch, Chibuzor Maureen Nwosu revealed that the hospital was adopted on account of the high number of indigent women and children that access the hospital.
“Since we have adopted the Labour ward, it is now our responsibility to come from time to time and render the help we can. FIDA has noted some of the needs of the hospital and we will come back again to do more in order to impact the lives of women and children.”