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Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

    Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

BY NICHOLAS ADERINTO According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria accounts for over 34% of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after

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How a ‘total market approach’ reduced maternal mortality in Cross River

    How a ‘total market approach’ reduced maternal mortality in Cross River

BY KELECHUKWU IRUOMA Precious Eni sat on a foam covered with a red rose-patterned bed sheet in her one-bedroom apartment at Ekpo Abasi in Calabar south local government area (LGA)

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The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres

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UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

    UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015. The

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Health ministers from West Africa meet to address maternal mortality

  Health ministers from West Africa meet to address maternal mortality

A meeting of health ministers from ECOWAS member countries has kicked off in Abuja. The meeting, which is held annually,

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Nigeria is the ‘fourth worst place’ to give birth in the world

  Nigeria is the ‘fourth worst place’ to give birth in the world

Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate is at an all time high with 814 women deaths per 100,000 live births, according to a

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