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Breaking Mortality Rate In Ethiopia

Breaking Mortality Rate In Ethiopia

Giving birth is a woman’s natural gift. Every girl could regret missing the chance to be a mom. But in developing countries moms face a lot of challenges while giving birth. Back in the years, out of 100 thousand mothers in the nation, about 1500 of them used to die. Ethiopia is pressing ahead with […]

Maternal Mortality Rate Drops By 20 Percent In South Africa

Maternal Mortality Rate Drops By 20 Percent In South Africa

But will South Africa be able to get this figure down further — in time to achieve its sustainable development goal in 2030? South Africa has slashed its maternal mortality death ratios in public health hospitals by almost a third (29%) within seven years. Between 2009 and 2016, institutional maternal death ratios decreased from 189 […]

Uganda: Moroto Mothers Shut Hospital Over Deaths

Uganda: Moroto Mothers Shut Hospital Over Deaths

 A section of mothers in Moroto District, Karamoja sub-region have shunned giving birth at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital citing rampant mortality rates at the facility. Ms Lemukol said most mothers currently fear delivering from Moroto hospital because of unexplained death of mothers especially during labour. “As mothers, we believe it is better to deliver at […]

Nigeria Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The World

Nigeria Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The World

With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday. Citing the report of the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Lanre Tejuosho, at a press briefing in National […]

Mortality Rate Falls Drastically

Mortality Rate Falls Drastically

Infant and under-five mortality in Tanzania has declined significantly in the last 25 year, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicators Survey (TDHS-MIS), which was unveiled yesterday in Dar es Salaam by the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and […]

Emir Sanusi Tasks Traditional Leaders On Maternal Mortality

Emir Sanusi Tasks Traditional Leaders On Maternal Mortality

Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi 11 has called on traditional leaders in Nigeria to compliment government efforts towards reducing the the rate  of maternal  mortality in the country. The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor gave the charge at a two-day retreat  for traditional rulers from Kano State held in Kaduna. The retreat […]

Algeria: Health Ministry Sets Up Emergency Plan To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Algeria: Health Ministry Sets Up Emergency Plan To Reduce Maternal Mortality

 Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has set up an emergency plan aiming at maternal mortality, which remains “high” despite efforts made by authorities in this field. In a statement to APS, director general of prevention and health promotion at the Health Ministry Prof. Mesbah Smail stated that this plan aims at reducing mortality […]

Nigeria Campaign To Stop Women Giving Birth In Church

Nigeria Campaign To Stop Women Giving Birth In Church

Twenty-seven-year-old Ransom Linus Martin, four months into her first pregnancy, has come to the Land of Promise church near the city of Calabar for prayers, but it is also where she will be giving birth. She is not alone in her choice, but campaigners are trying to end the practice which is widespread in southern […]

Survival of Mothers and Babies: A Collective Responsibility

Survival of Mothers and Babies: A Collective Responsibility

Nigeria is one of the countries with high maternal mortality and infant mortality rates. People sometimes liken the maternal mortality rate in countries such as Nigeria to a full Boeing 747 crashing daily in order for us to appreciate the gravity of the situation. However, for so long we have being blaming government for what […]