Maternal Mortality

‘High maternal, child mortality is human rights violation’

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dr. Uchenna Emelonye is the Country Representative of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Liberia, having previously served in the same capacity in Uganda. Emelonye is also visiting professor of Human Rights law at several European universities. In this interview with ROBERT EGBE, he speaks on the underreported but critical issue of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria. 

Experts harp on family planning as effective strategy against maternal mortality

Thursday, January 16, 2020

To reduce maternal and child mortality, family planning has been identified as the most cost-effective means to improve the health of mothers in Nigeria.
The Zonal Coordinator, Nationwide Family Planning Campaign, Adeniji Raji made the remark at its inaugural meeting held in Lagos.
Raji said family planning helps people to have the desired number of children, which can lead to improved health of mothers and contribute to the nation’s social and economic development.

Emir tasks govt on maternal mortality

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Coordinator of the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development and Emir of Argugungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera, has urged governments at all levels to increase efforts in curtailing maternal mortality in Nigeria. He made the call in Kaduna after a one-day review meeting with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Northern Nigeria organized by the foundation in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak

Sunday, October 6, 2019

• Experts Call For Timely Release Of FP Fund, Youthful Enlightenment
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) by 2020 remains a daunting task as the year winds down.
Meanwhile, the country’s maternal mortality remains one of the highest in the world with 576 deaths per 100,000 live births according to Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS, 2013).

More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

Friday, September 20, 2019

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly due to improved access to affordable, quality health services.

Child and maternal mortality: India still a leader

Friday, September 20, 2019

“Thirty years ago, the world made a commitment to protect and fulfil children’s rights as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Among the most fundamental of these rights is the right of every child to survive.” So reads the introduction of the latest Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, a joint report of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), lending an insight into child and maternal mortality worldwide.

Solar lamps improve maternal care, despite the unreliability of the grid

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 30 expecting mothers are admitted to Mother and Child Hospital, a small maternity clinic in Ado Ekiti located in southwest Nigeria, every day. The hospital specializes in maternity services, ranging from antenatal to postnatal care; services that are often unscheduled and required at all hours of the night.

UN expresses commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said its dream is yet to be realised in Nigeria and for all people in all places, but expressed commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria.
The UNFPA made the commitment at the official launch of the “International Conference on Population Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and UNFPA@50: The Unfinished Business;” in Abuja.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, pointed out that in Nigeria, 111 women die daily during childbirth, while worldwide 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy.

Ekiti moves to end maternal, child deaths

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, said on Wednesday that the state government was taking concrete steps to end the high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the state.
Yaya-Kolade said training of health professionals was crucial in the move to ensure the reduction in the high maternal mortality rate in the state.

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