Friday, 14 November 2014

Toyin Saraki launches ‘State of the World’s Midwifery: A Universal Pathway, A Woman’s Right to Health’ report in Nigeria

                                                                    (Pic: The Wellbeing Foundation)
The Founder/President of Wellbeing Foundation Mrs Toyin Saraki has achieved another milestone by the launch of a report on ‘State of the World’s Midwifery: A Universal Pathway, A Woman’s Right to Health’ in Nigeria. The former First Lady of Kwara State North-Central Nigeria, in her typical giant stride raised the curtains on issues relating to maternal health, pregnancy and childbirth mortality rate in Nigeria.

The report was launched by her Foundation on the 13th of November at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, where Mrs Saraki opened issues bothering maternal health and how to leverage the opportunities abound if midwives and healthcare personnel are invested-in.

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She emphasized on training of midwives and hands-on experiences to enable average Nigerian mother have full access to midwives during pregnancy and childbirth. She disclosed that statistically, Sub-Sahara Africa women are more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than women in developed nations where there are good health care, support facilities and state of the art equipment.
The report also sheds light on different issues hovering on Nigerian health sector and how improvements can be made, especially by emphasizing the need to strengthen and develop the roles of midwives.

I hope the country's health policy makers would make use of the information provided by this report.

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