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Saving Mothers and Children in Nigeria
Over their lifetime, one in every 30 women in Nigeria are likely to die due to pregnancy and childbearing. Nigeria alone accounts for one in seven maternal deaths observed in the world today. This post, the fourth in a series on partnerships, innovation, and evaluation in Rotary, tells the story of a project that has succeeded in reducing maternal mortality in Nigeria. Project and Partners Many factors lead to maternal...
Rotary Supports Strengthening of Health System in
A recent WHO publication estimated that Nigeria was responsible for the second highest proportion of global maternal deaths (14%), after India (17%), in 2013. This is heightening the concerns that Nigeria may fall short of attaining its MDG 5-target by 2015. One obvious reason for the persistence of high maternal mortality in Nigeria is the lack in the adoption and institutionalization of some globally acclaimed strategies for...
Rotary's Contribution to Nigerians Health Care
At the public presentation of the results of the Rotary Maternal and Child Health Project in Abuja in May 2015 Professor Hadiza Galadanci, one of the leading experts on maternal health in Nigeria, enumerates the achievements of the project which has now been successfully established in 20 hospitals in Nigeria, and points out the challenges that are still lying ahead of the Nigerian health system. … more Professor...
At the end of July, the United Nations Population Division released the key findings of the 2015 revision of its periodic World Population Prospects series. The UN’s median variant projections now are for a world population of 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. These figures are a slight increase over those in the 2012 Revision due to more complete data from the 2010 round of national...
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