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Reducing maternal deaths: How one NGO is changing the narrative for new mothers in Ebonyi State

Lead Writers: Ugonna Ofonagoro, Michael Atima and McHenry Igwe It was a long drive to get to Odenigbo community in Ikwo Local Government Area (LGA), Ebonyi State. The untarred road was bumpy, full of potholes, and wound through thick vegetation on both sides, with only sparse signs of development the further we travelled. Odenigbo is […]

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“No woman must die giving life – making every maternal death count”

The “Giving Birth In Nigeria” project in Kebbi, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Lagos, Niger and the FCT is to understand why women die in pregnancy and birth. Lagos, April 12, 2019 – A consortium consisting of Africare, EpiAFRIC, and Nigeria Health Watch with support from MSD for Mothers is launching an 18-month project called “Giving Birth […]

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Record and Respond: How one Zaria Hospital is Tackling Maternal Deaths 

The ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna State is one of the most famous cities in Northern Nigeria. Aside from its cultural history, it is home to some of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions; the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU); the Nigerian Military School (NMS) and the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH). Less well […]