Francis Faduyile

Autopsy Identifies Bleeding as Major Cause of Maternal Deaths at LASUTH

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

…experts suggest improved emergency obstetric response

 

 

Franka Osakwe

 

 

A 10 years autopsy-based investigation of maternal mortality in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, have identified bleeding after delivery (Postpartum Hemorrhage) as the major cause of maternal death in the hospital. These deaths could have been prevented with proper emergency obstetric response such as availability of adequate blood and effective referral system in the hospital, experts suggest.