58,000 women dying every year is "social injustice", says Ladipo

Friday, March 3, 2017

President of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Professor Oladapo Ladipo says the number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications every year in Nigeria is "one of the greatest injustices of our time."
"It is shameful that Nigeria still contributes significantly to global maternal death figure. We estimate that we are losing about 58,000 mothers annually, through pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum complications," Ladipo said.

Ogun trains 2 000 birth attendants on pregnancy complications

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Ogun Government has trained 2,000 Traditional Birth Attendants on pregnancy complications during child birth.



The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, said this during an interactive session with newsmen on Saturday in Abeokuta.



He said the training had become imperative in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of mothers and children during child bearing.



40,000 women die from pregnancy related complications annually – expert

Friday, October 28, 2016

About 40,000 women and 241,000 newborns die in the country annually from pregnancy and other related complications.
Lack of family planning was also said to have accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.
A professor of obstetrics and gnaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin, made the disclosure at the weekend during at a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja.