145 women die of preg­nancy re­lated cases daily

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

About 145 women die daily in Nige­ria as a re­sult of preg­nancy re­lated cases, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Live well Ini­tia­tive, Mrs Bisi Bright, has said.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day in Okada dur­ing an In­ter­na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Stu­dents Fed­er­a­tion (IPSF) Lead­ers- in­train­ing work­shop un­der the theme, Pro­mot­ing Health­care Sys­tem in West Africa through Health Cam­paign Ini­tia­tive, Mrs Bright lamented that Nige­ria’s ma­ter­nal mor­tal­ity rate in every 100,000 birth stood at 608, which he said was still very high com­pared with coun­tries like Ghana with 409 and South Africa 237.

The work­shop was or­ga­nized by a fi­nal year phar­ma­cist stu­dent of Ig­bine­dion Univer­sity, Okada Mr. Adeyemi Sylvester, who said his ef­fort re­sulted from his be­lief that youths, if ad­e­quately trained, could con­duct pub­lic health aware­ness cam­paign to places where pub­lic health in­sti­tu­tions might not reach.

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