‘Here is the reason why 150 Pregnant Women Die Monthly In Kaduna’
For every single day, we lose about five pregnant women to maternal mortality, in a month about 150 women to maternal mortality in Kaduna State, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) has said.
The Kaduna State team leader of Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Alhaji Abdullahi Kabiru, who revealed this yesterday, said many pregnant women died as a result of poverty.
“We are loosing many women to death because of lack of money and that makes them to deliver at home, and if complication arises they die before reaching hospital,” he said.
The NURHI team leader told our correspondent that the even the state governor was worried about the alarming maternal mortality rate in the state.
He said, dearth of medical personnel was among the causes of the alarming rate.
“Kaduna State with a population of over 7million people has only 150 doctors and 1300 nurses only to attend to people,” he said.
To reduce the number of deaths, he said his organisation’s priority was to improve quality health care through “training, providing limited supporting renovation, equipment supply to hospitals in Kaduna State.”
According to him, “Family planning can reduce maternal mortality by 35 percent for Women, and one in 11 Child will also survive death because they have better care.
“So, we encourage families to space birth. This improves the health of the woman, its also saves the live of the woman and child.”
“The major cause of the maternity death is due to excessive bleeding, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, miscarriage.