How a Systems Approach Is Reducing Maternal Deaths in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the rate of maternal and infants deaths due to preventable health problems is alarming. Nigeria currently has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant deaths in the world. Systemic gaps in the quality of maternal care includes the lack of life-saving medical equipment, the low adoption of the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) in facilities, and the ineffectiveness of MPDSR platforms and their inability to translate to better quality of care. These are challenges that must be addressed to close the gaps in quality healthcare. For the next three years, the 'Saving Mothers, Giving Life' initiative aims to contribute to the goal of the Kaduna State Government in reducing maternal and perinatal mortality through three key objectives, writes Bunmi Oyebanji for Nigeria Health Watch.



How a Collaborative Approach to Maternal Care is Saving the Lives of Mothers in Kaduna State

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