Family Health & Nutrition

A total of 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, where 85% of the population lives. Maternal health continues to record high levels of mortality and morbidity in Kano State. Despite being the first to initiate free maternal and child health policy (2001) MMR still remains very high (1,600 deaths/100,000 births (NHDS 2008)). Free services are only available in secondary facilities as hospitals in the LGAs, whereas majority of the population in the State patronize are not managed by Kano State Government. Ajingi LGA, where IWEI is working, only has primary health facilities and TBAs are still the
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