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26 Sep 2019
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
25 Jul 2019
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday identified states in the South-South Geopolitical region of Nigeria as having the highest...
30 May 2019
A recent study has shown that poor access to quality emergency obstetric services contributes significantly to high maternal...
18 Apr 2019
Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths.
3 Apr 2019
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…
20 Feb 2019
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…
29 Dec 2018
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…
11 Dec 2018
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…
2 Dec 2018
In the past, when rivers and lands in Goi, K-Dere and Bodo communities in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State were free from oil spill, the environment displayed aquatic splendour. Fish, periwinkles and other sea animals were healthy and alive in the rivers. Then, pregnant women and children in these communities enjoyed nutritious delicacies…
22 Mar 2018
As part of efforts to improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce maternal mortality, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos...
2 Feb 2017
Disturbed by the rising mother and child deaths in Nigeria, leading telecommunications giant, MTN, has unveiled a service, MTN Audrey Care, to improve maternal and child health as well as nutrition behaviour nationwide.
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