Most maternal and infant deaths occur in the hours, days and weeks after childbirth. Yet, this is the most neglected period for the provision of quality care. One key intervention to improve maternal health outcomes is to ensure that all women and their newborns have access to skilled care within 24 hours of delivery. Haemorrhage, for example,
“When the Gunduma Health system was scrapped by the current government, the anxiety in the air was almost palpable”, the Executive Secretary of the newly constituted Primary Health Care Agency of Jigawa State, Dr Kabir Aliyu, recalls. Since its inception in Jigawa in the early 2000s, the Gunduma Health System had paved the way for
“I had never imagined I would find myself working in a rural community in a North-western state of Jigawa state in my life. But as it is, that has turned out to be the turning point of my career”. Caroline Emmanuel, a midwife, was posted to the remote rural community of Maitsamiya in Sule-Tankarkar Local
Violent conflict, environmental disaster and being an adolescent girl in a developing country. Some of the most dangerous experiences in a person’s life, and with long-lasting impact on one’s future prospects. Millions of girls experience all three. This has too often been the reality in northeast Nigeria. The oil-rich nation – no longer considered
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