Friday, 22 September 2017

Nigeria highest contributor to global deaths

Nigeria’s rating as the second country with highest maternal death rate in the world and its contribution of 15 per cent of annual global death is causing anxiety in health sector.

Experts say the worrisome situation calls for concerted efforts of all stakeholders to bail the country out.

The medical experts described the situation as unacceptable as recent rating puts Nigeria’s maternal mortality at 58,000 in 2015.

The rating is contained in a joint report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

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