Fed Govt partners stakeholders to end maternal mortality

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Federal Government yesterday launched the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N), a multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform geared towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially for women, children and the elderly.
While launching the platform in Abuja, the Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire explained that although the platform will further bolster the country’s already weak health system, at least $252 million will be required for full implementation of the blueprint across federal, states and local government areas.
Ehanire said: “The health of Nigerian women and children has not fared too well, given Nigeria’s poor health indices where the maternal mortality ratio is 512 per 100,000 live births, prenatal mortality rate is 49 per 1,000 live births, neonatal mortality is 38 per 1,000 live births, infant mortality is 67 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality is 132 per 1,000 live births (NDHS 2018).
“Female genital mutilation (FGM), gender-based violence (GBV), teenage pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and unsafe abortion among adolescents, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 on the elderly, have all become major public health emergencies.
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