Maternal Mortality

40,000 Nigerian women die yearly during childbirth – report

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A report presented yesterday, in Abuja, by Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the conference, Dr. Ejike Oji said about 40,000 women die every year from childbirth related complications.
 
The report is against the backdrop of preparations for the Fourth Family Planning Conference to be held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
 
The report also indicated that the country’s maternal mortality ratio has hit 576 deaths out of every 100,000 live births daily.
 

111 women in Nigeria die daily of pregnancy-related complications — Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Despite increasing global campaigns to drastically reduce maternal deaths or even eliminate them, Nigeria still loses 111 of its women to pregnancy-related complications daily, a group working on 4th Family Planning Conference in Nigeria, said yesterday.

Gynaecologist urges leaders to promote child-spacing to reduce maternal mortality

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A gynaecologist, Dr. Zubairu Usman, on Tuesday urged Nigerian leaders to have the political will to promote child-spacing to curb maternal mortality.

Usman, who works at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria, Kaduna State.

He said that maternal mortality rate in the country was quite alarming compared to other developing countries.
Usman said: “Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio is about 800 per 100,000 life-births.

Autopsy Identifies Bleeding as Major Cause of Maternal Deaths at LASUTH

Monday, August 29, 2016

A 10 years autopsy-based investigation of maternal mortality in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, have identified bleeding after delivery (Postpartum Hemorrhage) as the major cause of maternal death in the hospital. These deaths could have been prevented with proper emergency obstetric response such as availability of adequate blood and effective referral system in the hospital, experts suggest.

 

 

“Unwanted pregnancies, illegal abortions on the rise in Nigeria”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

With low contraceptive prevalence rate of about fifteen percent, Nigeria continues to record high unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through clandestine abortion, despite the country’s restrictive abortion law. Many of these often result in death or disability, a statement by Development Communications (DEVCOM) Network said on Monday.
 
This alarm comes as Nigeria celebrates Safe Motherhood Day, today August 23 – August 24.
 
The statement reads further:
 

Maternal Mortality: How Lack Of Family Planning Kills Women

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Doyin Ojosipe
 
Abu’s wife, Ocheme had long wished for a baby girl, she has had three boys already in three years; the fourth attempt was a still birth and just one year after, she got pregnant again with same high hopes of having a baby girl.
 
Unfortunately, she never made it. She had prolonged labour and was taken for cesarean section- only the baby came safe.
 

US to expand $18m Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative in Nigeria – Envoy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Segun Adebowale
The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
 
A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.
 

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