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  • Maternal Newborn and Child Health: an unfulfilled promise

    Maternal Newborn and Child Health: an unfulfilled promise

    Nigeria's pledge to commit 15% budget to health remains a nightmare as about 5.6% was allocated in 2013 (c)Mafaranga/keycorrespondents.org

  • Improving access to free maternal health care: a must for Nigerian government

    Improving access to free maternal health care: a must for Nigerian government

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  • Every life counts, fulfill the promises and commitments

    Every life counts, fulfill the promises and commitments

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'NOTAGAIN' is a National Campaign slogan initiated by a number of Civil Society Organisations to create demand for government's commitment and accountability to improve maternal health care delivery in Nigeria. 

(Problems women face in accessing health care. Source: www.statcompiler.com; DHS 2008)

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Maternal Health Indicators

Maternal Mortality Ratio 560 per 100,000 (WHO, 2013)
576 per 100,000 (NDHS 2013)
Percentage of birth delivered by a skilled provider 
Source: NDHS 2013
67 in Urban areas
22.7 in Rural areas
Percentage of birth delivered in a health facility  35.8 (NDHS 2013)
Percentage with antenatal care from a skilled provider  60.6 (NDHS 2013)
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Why President Buhari must invest in Maternal and Child Health

Maternal death is one of the daunting consequences of inadequate health care during pregnancies and within 42 days after termination of pregnancy. The mere fact that it can be avoided unlike some public health issues indicates that it could be reduced to the barest minimum if adequate measure is taken. With the change in administration, leadership style and ideology that greeted Nigeria on May 29 this year, it is still unclear what the future holds for the health health sector have been determin

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Interview: The Role of PHC in reducing maternal deaths Interview: The Role of PHC in reducing maternal deaths

Primary Health Care has long been regarded as the ‘first port of call’ as far as public health care is concerned in Nigeria. Its role in the reduction of maternal deaths cannot be underestimated, especially because it provides affordable maternal and child health care for women and children in urban and rural settlements alike. However, experts and studies have proven that many primary health care centres do not function optimally due to challenges like funding, management at state and local gov

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How to improve access to maternal health

Many stakeholders working to improve maternal health have observed and argued that some women in Nigeria prefer delivery at traditional birth homes to hospitals, yet the TBAs are not skilled or trained to deliver women during complications. It is understandable that many experts would see this argument as mere assumptions and baseless but will not deny the fact that 61 percent of women attend antenatal care from a skilled provider and 38 percent are delivered by a skilled provider, while about 3

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Why Women still die during child birth

There is no gain saying that women still die during pregnancy and after child birth in Nigeria despite efforts by the federal government, donor agencies, health care providers and civil society members to curb maternal deaths. Nigeria is one of the 189 countries that agreed to reduce its maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between year 1990 and 2015. By mid 2014, when the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey 2013 was released, it became apparent that the country was unlikely to meet a number

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MDG 5: Experts call for holistic approach to curb maternal deaths

In a bid to throw more light on Nigeria's strides towards achieving the MDG 2015 targets, the NOTAGAIN team highlights some of the achievements that have been made, and suggests a way out for stakeholders. Stakeholders and civil society members working to improve maternal health in Nigeria may have divided opinion about Nigeria's chances of achieving the MDG 2015 targets of reducing maternal deaths by three-quarters, the majority of them believe that more could have been done to reduce the death

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Oduyoye's death: Lessons learnt and way forward

In this report, the NOTAGAIN editorial team narrates the underlying factors behind the death of Mrs. Folake Oduyoye, a Nigerian woman who died at LUTH for inability to pay the sum of 1million naira. This article covers the period of delivery to the aftermath of Folake's death and suggests a way forward to avoiding future occurrences. When Folake Oduyoye left for hospital to deliver her baby on the 30th of August, 2014, little did she know that she would not return home to cater for her three oth

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