10 causes of maternal mortality in Nigeria
Maternal mortality has been determined unequally at different times and different regions. However, a consensus has now been reached. In practice, the definition adopted by the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now almost universally applied. Read more about the causes of maternal mortality in Nigeria!
Maternal mortality refers to the rate of women who lose their life during pregnancy or while giving birth. These days, the indicator and level of maternal mortality in any country is significant. The quality and level of organization of modern obstetrical institution's work are used to determine this rate.
Causes of maternal mortality
Maternal mortality is inexcusably high in the country. Every day, about 800 women die because of complications which are connected with pregnancy or childbirth.
According to the estimates, about 303.000 women died during and after pregnancy and childbirth in 2015. Almost all of these deaths happen in low-income region.
Besides, most of them can be prevented.
Huge maternal mortality reflects injustice in access to medical and sanitary services in some countries. It emphasizes the enormous gap between the wealthy and the poor people.
Almost all accidents of maternal death appear in evolving countries. More than half of these cases happen in sub-Saharan Africa. Almost one-third in South Asia.
More than half of maternal deaths occur in places with unstable conditions and humanitarian problems. The highest danger of maternal death threatens teenage girls under the age of 15.
Difficulties during pregnancy and childbirth are the main reasons of death among adolescent girls in most developing countries.
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