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1 Jul
According to the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS 2018), Nigeria continues to bear the highest burden of maternal deaths worldwide, with 19 per cent (58,000) of global maternal deaths occurring in the country every year,
31 Mar
The high rate of maternal deaths in Nigeria has been a major cause of public health concern at both the national and international levels. According to the Federal Ministry of Health...
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13 Nov 2019
Countries need about 264 billion dollars, the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft, to end maternal deaths, gender-based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study.
19 Sep 2019
Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths a minute ending in tragedy.
22 Feb 2018
A recent study has shown how substandard drug used to stop post partum haemorrhage (PPH) fuels maternal deaths in Nigeria. Earlier studies had identified PPH as the leading cause of maternal mortality across the country. To address this menace, the National Agency for Food Drug Administration (NAFDAC) with the support from United States Pharmacopeia (USP),…
22 Jun 2017
Nigeria has been rated as one of the countries with the worst maternal mortality ratios. A recent United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) report states that every 10 minutes, a woman dies on account of pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria.

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