Maternal Mortality

KATAMPE: FCT VILLAGE WHERE WOMEN GIVE BIRTH AT HOME

Friday, March 3, 2017

Imagine, the traumatic torture of pregnant women who daily see, hear of the deaths of a fellow pregnant women dying from complications relating to pregnancy and child births.

 

 

Unfortunately, Nigeria with over 160 million people contributes 10 percent of the world annual maternal death. The figure stands at 52,000 deaths per annum from complications relating to pregnancy and child births, this is alarming.

 

 

Nigeria, eight others move to cut maternal, infant mortality

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Disturbed by the high incidence of maternal and child mortality, nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – have committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next five years.
 
 

Poor State Of FP Clinics In PHCs Fuels Maternal Death – Stakeholders

Friday, February 10, 2017

Although Family Planning (FP) commodities are free in Lagos state, stakeholders  in the health sector have said lack of consumables and poor state of FP clinics at the Primary Health Cares (PHCs) have led to the increase in maternal death in the state.
 

Family planning is a remedy to maternal mortality- Expert

Monday, February 6, 2017


Tell us a bit about yourself

I am the chairman of Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) in Nigeria which is an umbrella organisation of about 30 international organisations. Our responsibility is to do advocacy at the national level to make sure proper budgeting as released.

DEVCOMS 10th CS-Media Forum; Fighting Maternal Mortality in recession

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The 10th Civil Society-Media with the theme, Overcoming the Effect of Maternal Health Challenges during Recession in Nigeria organized by Development Communications Network, DEVCOMS, was held on Tuesday, December 13th at the Spring Park Resort Limited in Lagos state in bridging the gap about accountability and demand for quality maternal health service in Nigeria.
 

Group to Conduct House-to-House Education on Maternal, Child Health in Oworonsoki

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A youth group in Lagos, Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative’s Health Team has decided to tackle the spate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria by engaging and educating the members of Oworonsoki community on better maternal and child health. The group plans to organise a three-day house-to-house education visit to the members of the community especially the slum areas of the town, to talk to pregnant women and people who take care of women under the age of five years, they also plan to share educational resources and use SMS to reinforce the message.

TBAs take over maternal healthcare in Lagos community

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

UNIVERSALLY, the Primary Health Care, PHC,  is a form of essential service that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology to make health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.

 

 

Although considered the  cornerstone of universal health systems, PHCs have often been neglected in terms of funding and other areas of operations in many states across the nation. The long neglect of this level of care has in turn brought grief on the secondary and tertiary facilities.

 

 

Why no woman should die giving birth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lazarus Moses, 40, and a father of three lost his wife during childbirth at a government hospital in Abuja.

 

 

His late wife, Sarah, was a nurse at the hospital where she died. She couldn’t get the hospital to provide care for her at the time she needed it the most.

 

 

When Daily Trust visited Moses’ residence at Lugbe, Abuja, grief was written all over him.

 

 

“She bled to death after giving birth. My wife is dead. I don’t know how to explain to my children that their mother is gone,” he said.

 

Govt says 872 pregnant women die during child birth

Thursday, November 3, 2016

At least 872 pregnant women out of every 100,000 die during child birth in Cross River due to pregnancy-related problems, an official has said.

 

 

The Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, disclosed this in Calabar on Thursday, November 3.

 

 

She spoke during a High-Level Meeting on "Sayana Press" Scale UP Project organised by Action Health Incorporated in collaboration with UNFPA.

 

 

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