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75% Women Deliver At Home In Niger – Gov’s Wife

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The Wife of the Niger state Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello has expressed dismay that only 25 per cent of the women in the state deliver their babies in the hospital.

According to her, this has lead to high mortality among the women and newborns in the state.

The Governor’s Wife bared her mind regarding the issue during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Niger state Governor, Raise Foundation and Roche Pharmaceuticals on cancer care in Minna, Niger state.

She said that 153 infants out of 1000 die everyday in the state because most of the deliveries are handled by unskilled health attendants.

“if 75 per cent of women are having deliveries at home without skilled attendants, one can only imagine the number of women who are dying in the state. ”

Bello, who is the Founder of Raise Foundation, advocated that all hands should be on deck in reducing women and children mortality in the state, “I am advocating that state government, religious leaders and everyone should put hands together to improve the indices in the state. The women should be encouraged to go to the hospitals to have their babies. ”

The MoU which is worth N400 billion is meant to proffer an end to end solution to cancer care in the state.

The MOU targets one million cancer patients in five years out of which 20 diagnosed cases will be treated annually.

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