Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, Nigeria Country Director of United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA), says no fewer than 100 women die daily across Northern Nigeria during childbirth.
She spoke on Thursday in Sokoto at a consultative meeting with the theme: “Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal Deaths in Northern Nigeria: The Role of the Traditional and Religious Leaders.”
Ndhlovu decried the high maternal mortality figure, and stressed that collective efforts must be stepped up to reduce the ugly trend.
He suggested that the traditional birth attendants should be recruited by the three tiers of government and deployed to health facilities, to boost manpower provision. (NAN)
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