An Opportunity to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Nigeria
April 25, 2022
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with about 200 million people¹, and has the highest number of maternal deaths worldwide with 19% (58,000) of global maternal deaths occurring in the country every year, with 512 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births². Within the country, regional disparities exist and reveal high maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) of up to 1,625 and 1,463 deaths per 100,000 live births³ in northern states such as Kano and Niger, respectively; and an MMR of 555 in southern states such as Lagos.
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