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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.

 

Family Planning: About 40,000 women, 241,000 new-born die annually in Nigeria - Expert

Sunday, October 23, 2016

By Theo Adegoke

 

A professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Country Director, JHpiego Corporation, Prof Emmanuel Otolorin has raised an alarm that about 40,000 women and  241,000 new-born die in Nigeria annually from pregnancy and other related complications.

 

Speaking at the weekend during a Family Planning Media Roundtable in Abuja, he said lack of family planning accounted for 610,000 abortions, a rate of 25 abortions per 1000 women aged 15 – 44.