High Maternal Mortality Hits Nigeria
As Nigeria prepares for the 4th Family Planning Conference, reports show that the country’s maternal mortality ratio has hit 576 death out of every 100,000 lie births daily.
This translate to about 40,000 women dying every year with 111 dyiing daily or 5 percent dying every hour.
This makes the country home to the second largest number of maternal deaths in the world after India.
The report was presented on Tuesday in Abuja by Dr Ejike Oji, the chairman of the Association for the advancement of Family Planning as well as the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the conference.
According the report, most of the deaths are associated with poor family planning strategies.
Some of the deaths occur at high-risk pregnancies, including too young girls with obstructed labour.
Many young girls with unwanted pregnancies die in complications arising from procuring abortions
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