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Maternal Mortality: Nigeria train more midwives to curb trend

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care and
Development Agency has kick-started a training programme for midwives
to curtail the rising cases of maternal mortalities in the country.

The training which was in collaboration with the United Nations
Population Fund was declared opened in Abuja on December 8, 2016.

The Director, Primary Health Care System Development of the agency,
Dr. Nnenna Ihebuzor stated that maternal mortality is not unreal. “It
is an everyday occurrence in the country claiming lives of women and
projecting bad image of the country’s health sector globally.” She
added.

She implored midwives in the country to take their job with diligence
and high sense of responsibility to curb the fatality ravaging women
in the country.

On her part, Sabrina Pestilli, a maternal and reproductive health
adviser with the United Nations Population Fund stated that, “we
believe that the midwives are the women that can go outside and help
us to save the women and the newborn lives.”

She emphasized that midwifery is at the core of reproductive and
family health, hence, must be given high priority to safe the country
from dare situation it is in now.

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