Zamfara Commissioner Laments Increased Rate Of Maternal Deaths In State

Zamfara Commissioner Laments Increased Rate Of Maternal Deaths In State
Zamfara Commissioner Laments Increased Rate Of Maternal Deaths In State

Dr. Aisha M.Z. Anka, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Health, has raised concerns about the significant risk of maternal deaths facing over 950,000 women in the state. This announcement was made in Gusau, the state capital, during the commencement of a five-day workshop aimed at preventing maternal deaths among health workers in Zamfara.

The workshop, organized by the Health for Life and Development Foundation in collaboration with the Zamfara State Ministry of Health and the Hospital Services Management Board, with support from the United Nations Population Fund, gathered 50 nurses and midwives from various health institutions across the state.

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Dr. Anka highlighted that Nigeria accounts for 14% of global maternal deaths, with northern Nigeria, including Zamfara, responsible for 70% of maternal deaths in the country. The training session for nurses and midwives is part of the government’s efforts to enhance maternal health and ensure safe deliveries in health facilities across the state.

Dr. Abubakar Danladi, the Director of the Health for Life and Development Foundation, emphasized that the workshop was organized in response to the escalating concern over maternal mortality in Zamfara. The training aims to equip health workers with the necessary skills to address maternal deaths and enhance their capacity to manage preventable causes of maternal mortality.

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