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Ebonyi records 7,014 maternal deaths in 6 months

David Umahi
David Umahi

Ebonyi has recorded 7,014 maternal deaths from 40 healthcare centres across the state between January and June 20.

The state programme manager for Ebonyi State Emergency Maternal and Child-born Intervention Centre for United States Agency for International Development-Integrated Health Programme (USAID-IHP), Mrs Augustine Otu, disclosed this yesterday during a one-day training programme for primary healthcare workers. 

The programme held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, was organised by USAID-IHP and its development partners in the state to prepare health workers ahead of next week Mother Newborn Child Health Week (MNCHW).

“The record has it that Nigeria is among the worst hit in maternal mortality death rate in the world and Ebonyi State is among the leading states that contributed to this record.

“The last survey we took recorded 7,014 deaths in just 40 health facilities, so imagine if we had gathered reports from other health centres in the state,” the programme manager said.


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