Nigeria needs to Reduce Maternal Morbility to Achieve Health SDGs by 2030

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.

Nigeria has made little effort in saving the lives of pregnant women and babies from preventable deaths during delivery. Maternal and infant mortality rates are more significant in the northern states than in other parts. The alarming rate is exemplified by the northeastern region’s high maternal death rate, which is three times higher than the national average. The inability to obtain high-quality healthcare in most Nigerian health facilities contributes significantly to this high maternal mortality rate. Most Nigerian healthcare facilities, especially the primary healthcare centres, where women access maternal care, require an increased influx of healthcare providers…..

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