FG Inaugurates Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction

By Jessica Onyegbula
Abuja –  The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday inaugurated a task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

Adewole, inaugurating the task force in Abuja, said that it has three months to ensure a road map on reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

The minister said that the high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the country was unacceptable and had become imperative to address the challenge as soon as possible.

He said that safe motherhood was a basic right for every pregnant woman.

“It is noteworthy that a woman is a primary caregiver, nation builder and contributes significantly to the economic and social development of our great country.

“Safe motherhood, therefore, is critical to national development and no woman should die while giving life,’’ Adewole said.

He said Nigeria has the highest MMR far above the global rate, adding that the country had not done well in the health in the last 30 years.

”North-East is the worst in MMR followed by North-West and we are starting with six state; with time the programme will be extended to other states,’’ Adewole said.

The minister described maternal mortality was the death of a woman in pregnancy ”or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of duration and site of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy”.

He listed the top causes of MMR to include haemorrhage, infection, eclampsia, unsafe abortion, obstructed and indirect complication.

Also, Mrs Binta Adamu-Bello, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said that the ministry, in collaboration with partners, had been working assiduously to promote the health of Nigerian mothers through various strategies and interventions.

Amina-Bello said that the nation was intensifying efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by starting with states that had the worst records of maternal deaths. (NAN)

By Jessica Onyegbula
Abuja, July 25, 2017 (NAN) The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday inaugurated a task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

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Adewole, inaugurating the task force in Abuja, said that it has three months to ensure a road map on reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

The minister said that the high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the country was unacceptable and had become imperative to address the challenge as soon as possible.

He said that safe motherhood was a basic right for every pregnant woman.

“It is noteworthy that a woman is a primary caregiver, nation builder and contributes significantly to the economic and social development of our great country.

“Safe motherhood, therefore, is critical to national development and no woman should die while giving life,’’ Adewole said.

He said Nigeria has the highest MMR far above the global rate, adding that the country had not done well in the health in the last 30 years.

”North-East is the worst in MMR followed by North-West and we are starting with six state; with time the programme will be extended to other states,’’ Adewole said.

The minister described maternal mortality was the death of a woman in pregnancy ”or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of duration and site of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy”.

He listed the top causes of MMR to include haemorrhage, infection, eclampsia, unsafe abortion, obstructed and indirect complication.

Also, Mrs Binta Adamu-Bello, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said that the ministry, in collaboration with partners, had been working assiduously to promote the health of Nigerian mothers through various strategies and interventions.

Amina-Bello said that the nation was intensifying efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by starting with states that had the worst records of maternal deaths. (NAN)

By Jessica Onyegbula
Abuja, July 25, 2017 (NAN) The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday inaugurated a task force on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

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Adewole, inaugurating the task force in Abuja, said that it has three months to ensure a road map on reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

The minister said that the high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the country was unacceptable and had become imperative to address the challenge as soon as possible.

He said that safe motherhood was a basic right for every pregnant woman.

“It is noteworthy that a woman is a primary caregiver, nation builder and contributes significantly to the economic and social development of our great country.

“Safe motherhood, therefore, is critical to national development and no woman should die while giving life,’’ Adewole said.

He said Nigeria has the highest MMR far above the global rate, adding that the country had not done well in the health in the last 30 years.

”North-East is the worst in MMR followed by North-West and we are starting with six state; with time the programme will be extended to other states,’’ Adewole said.

The minister described maternal mortality was the death of a woman in pregnancy ”or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of duration and site of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy”.

He listed the top causes of MMR to include haemorrhage, infection, eclampsia, unsafe abortion, obstructed and indirect complication.

Also, Mrs Binta Adamu-Bello, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said that the ministry, in collaboration with partners, had been working assiduously to promote the health of Nigerian mothers through various strategies and interventions.

Amina-Bello said that the nation was intensifying efforts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by starting with states that had the worst records of maternal deaths. (NAN)

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