Fact-checking claims on maternal deaths and abortion in Nigeria

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Nigeria is second only to China for maternal mortality, leading gynaecologist Prof Friday Okonofua recently claimed. 
According to the Nation, a daily newspaper, Okonofua was speaking at a news conference in Benin, southern Nigeria in December 2021. He heads the World Bank-backed Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation at the University of Benin.
The Nation said that Okonofua also “revealed that Nigeria had the highest rate of abortion in the world”. 
We took a closer look at the two claims. '
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