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Radio Report: Preeclampsia, major cause of maternal mortality, morbidity

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Preeclampsia is one of the major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, preterm birth and perinatal death in a developing country like Nigeria. Correspondent Ruth King brings details in this report.   [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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High child, maternal mortality rate rocks Lagos island community


Residents of Igbologun Community, popularly known as Snake Island, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, have cried out to government to provide them a functional hospital to check an alarming death rate there, especially among children and women of reproductive age. They made the call recently when journalists on an investigative trip visited the area. Igbologun can ...

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Fresh concern over maternal, child health during emergencies


With increasing number of displaced persons and emergency situations caused by insecurity and other natural disasters in the country, the NOTAGAIN Campaign is particularly worried about the plight of women and children during such emergencies. Operated by the Development Communications Network (DevComs), the NOTAGAIN Campaign aims at ending needless maternal deaths. During the last five years, many Nigerians have been ...

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Fresh maternal mortality concern as expectant mother dies controversially

Late Mrs Folake Adeyemi

Nigeria’s worrisomely high maternal mortality ratio was called to question recently when an expectant mother, Folake Oduyoye, 35, died on December 13, 2014 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, under controversial circumstances. It is believed that the deceased’s husband, Adeyemi Oduyoye, could not pay the over N1.3 million incurred after his late wife’s over one month’s stay in the ...

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Maternal mortality and frightening reality

In the last couple of days, I have been so close to people who lost their loved ones in the course of childbirth. The first was a friend’s cousin who went into comma after childbirth at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She died a month later, leaving behind husband and children, among other family members. The other person was ...

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