Africa Records Nearly Half Of World's 600,000 Pregnancy-Related Deaths
According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa based in Brazzaville, Congo, "Africa is the only region where there has been no improvement in maternal deaths for more than a decade. Indeed, the average maternal mortality ratio has increased from 870/100 000 live births in 1990, to 1000/100 000 live births in 2001", Click here to read the full report
In response to this report and to achieve the goal five of United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals which seeks to improve maternal health by reducing maternal mortality by 75% in 2015 -- we all have to join together as One People, One Nation, who are United in Progress to reduce the increasing rate of avoidable maternal deaths in Nigeria.
According to Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General, "in the 21st century, no woman should give her life to give life" --indeed, this is a call to ACTION! and in response, if we all take a firm stance on this issue and do something about it, then , we are on our way to eradicating avoidable maternal deaths in Nigeria.
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