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Another childbirth casualty: How Mrs Shonuga died

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Forty-four days long gone since the needless death of Mrs Omowunmi Shonuga and her baby from child birth-related complication at Alimosho General Hospital. Since then up till now, 4,796 more women have also died from pregnancy or child birth-related issues in Nigeria, going by the recent National Demographic Health Survey statistics for maternal death (36,000 deaths per year).

Health sector calamity

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

UNICEF representative in Nigeria Ms. Jim Bolken told federal legislators last week that five women die hourly at childbirth in the country. This sad news only confirmed what has been an abiding part of health care in the country.  At present, a woman’s chance of dying at childbirth is 1 in 13.