MATERNAL HEALTH AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Bunmi Yekini

[PODCAST]

Women make up 50% of the country’s population and they produce the remaining 50%. As significant as they are a lot of women still lost their lives in the process of childbirth.Maternal health goes beyond the health of mothers, its extends to the health of children as well. This is because without the mother, there can’ t be the child.Although Nigeria Government has done a lot in trying to reduce the death rate of pregnant women, the country still ranks high among countries with high maternal mortality rate. Amongst several cause, lack of access to quality health care has been identified as one of the leading causes to maternal mortality in Nigeria.In this report, Bunmi Yekini takes a look a some of the maternal health issues, the Traditional Birth Attendants, TBA’s and the mid-wives scheme



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