Inside a Nigerian Hospital Fighting Maternal Mortality

Across Nigeria, health workers are trying to improve maternal mortality. But the figures are alarming: in 2015, there were an estimated 814 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. About half of those deaths were caused by two conditions: uncontrolled bleeding after childbirth, or postpartum hemorrhage, and pre-eclampsia.



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Aisha Suleiman, 32, breastfeeds her day-old child. She experienced postpartum hemorrhage during the delivery and lost three pints of blood.