Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria accounts for over 34% of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after an abortion for a Nigerian woman is 1 in 22, compared to 1 in 4900 in developed countries. Preventing maternal mortality and improving the maternal health of Nigerian women needs a multifaceted undertaking. The combined effort can be accomplished through the collective efforts of health care providers, members of society, and the government as a whole.
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