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Thought Leadership Series

Poor Quality Maternal Medicines: The slippery slope to maternal deaths in Nigeria

By Olajide Adelana – Lead writer Balarabe Danladi Zakariya, a resident of Gabari, Kano State thinks he is jinxed and the reason is not far-fetched. He was married twice and lost both his wives in childbirth. His first marriage had a sweet beginning until his wife, Lami, died of breast cancer months after giving birth […]

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Group to launch “Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?” Report

Abuja, 25 November 2020 – Africare,Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, 30 November 2020. Despite advocacy efforts and interventions geared towards reducing preventable maternal deaths, the most vulnerable women in Nigeria are continuously faced with barriers when accessing […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Can medical outreaches for maternal health bridge the access gap in the Federal Capital Territory?

It was a bright Saturday morning when a team of volunteers, made up of nurses and medical corps from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), set out on a mission to take reproductive health, antenatal, and family planning services to a rural community called Kaida-Sabo village, in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory […]

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Torchlight Series

The story of Madadi: How an act of courage created a unique maternal care clinic in Kebbi

Over the years, different methods have been applied to provide solutions to the long list of problems the world faces, from cutting down on carbon emissions to help control climate change, to the adoption of a mechanised agricultural system to combat extreme hunger. Although every problem or challenge has unique solutions, it is widely agreed […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Life and death: Why maintaining oxytocin quality standards can save women’s lives during childbirth

Every millennium has had unique challenges, and some challenges have carried on from one millennia to another. One of such challenges is maternal mortality. For centuries, death has been feared as one of the possible dangers to a woman while giving birth. Although the annual maternal mortality rate has reduced by about 43% from 1990 […]