Nigerian State Takes on Maternal, Child Death

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko is determined to turn the tables on maternal and infant mortality under a new program that calls for building hospitals, cutting healthcare costs and deploying paramedics to rural areas.

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko started the Abiye initiative, a new program that offers free healthcare to pregnant women and children under five.


  • Nigeria:  U.S. Health Experts Hail Mimiko's Abiye Health Programme

    Leadership, 17 January 2013

    For Nigeria to attain the millennium Goal in health and reverse the prevalent high mortality rate amongst mother and child, it must adopt with immediate dispatch, the Ondo State ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Studies Pick Ondo Health Project As Most Promising Cure for Childbirth Deaths

    This Day, 14 January 2013

    The safemotherhood project, Abiye, initiated by the Ondo State Government to checkmate deaths recorded at childbirth in the state, has been identified by international study bodies ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mimiko Delivers Pregnant Women With the GSM

    Vanguard, 16 December 2012

    The woman looks excitedly at the phone as it rings. She had wanted to call the man at the other end of the phone, but he has now beaten her to it. The man is the physician attached ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Women Flood Mimiko's Mother and Child Hospital

    This Day, 6 December 2012

    The latest Mother and Child hospital commissioned by the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko in Ondo town has become swamped with hundreds of pregnant women trooping to the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Primary Healthcare Service - How Ondo Battles Maternal Mortality

    This Day, 11 October 2012

    Maternal mortality, child morbidity, accident and emergencies are some areas of focus when considering the reasons for the poor state of life expectancy in the country. Ondo State ... read more »