Experts harp on family planning as effective strategy against maternal mortality
To reduce maternal and child mortality, family planning has been identified as the most cost-effective means to improve the health of mothers in Nigeria.
How barriers to family planning trigger rise in maternal mortality
Experts have emphasised on the need for Nigerians to embrace family planning fully as part of measures to curb maternal and infant mortality in the country.
Niger State moves to address child, maternal mortality
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has said that the state is revamping and repositioning 247 primary health facilities in the state to make primary healthcare...
‘Family planning key to reducing maternal mortality in Nigeria’
For Nigeria to drastically reduce the rate of maternal mortality, there is a need for more people (male and female) to adopt the family planning strategy
How structured approach can reduce maternal mortality
A recent study has shown that poor access to quality emergency obstetric services contributes significantly to high maternal...
Developing innovative approach to reduce maternal mortality
Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths.
Maternal death rate in Nigeria maybe worse than we imagined
Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world accounting for 14% of the world’s maternal mortality deaths (the highest in West and Central Africa). Maternal mortality is the death of a…
Maternal mortality in Northern Nigeria still at an alarming rate
Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world - not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, there are 19.9 million children in Nigeria and 44% percent of the population is below the age…
WARDC champions cause against maternal mortality
With the rising cases of maternal mortality, negligence in attending to pregnant women has led to some women patronizing traditional birth attendants or seeking help in private hospitals above their income. The Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) in a town hall meeting with healthcare providers and women in Lagos, recently focused on government’s…
MWAN seeks maternal mortality reduction
The Lagos chapter of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has called for more government policies to address barriers hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards maternal mortality reduction in the country. The association decried the position of Nigeria in the global health ranking as the second country with the highest…