Assessing Maternal Health In Nigeria
Several research studies have shown that black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related issue than white women. While there is access to quality healthcare in some developed countries, the same cannot be said of Nigeria. With 87 million of her citizens living in abject poverty, the country accounts for 14%…
CSO begins project to track maternal health funds in Kano
The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED) has started an innovative data gathering project to track the use of funds earmarked for maternal healthcare in Kano State. Addressing newsmen on the project, CHRICED helmsman, Comrade Dr. Ibrahim Zikirullahi said the focus of the project on funds provided for maternal health, was borne…
‘Improving family planning services will reduce maternal deaths’
With reference to the Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey 2013, the country’s maternal mortality ratio is 576 per 100,000 meaning that out of every 100,000 live birth in the country, 576 women would die.