MATERNAL DEATHS AND STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING THEM IN NIGERIA THROUGH 2015 AND BEYOND
The paper looks at maternal deaths and Strategies for reducing them in Nigeria through 2015 and beyond. It saw maternal deaths as the death of women while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by
pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. The paper noted that Nigeria has made some tremendous efforts on how to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) but not yet. The article noted that Nigeria has achieved 13% global maternal deaths rates which if greater enthusiasm is devoted to addressing the problem beyond 2015,
She is going to make progress. Causes of maternal deaths, some strategic actions and intervention to achieve significant sustained reduction were mentioned in this article. The paper recommended among other things that better resources management by government and efficient application of existing knowledge to provide proper maternal care, including basic care during and after pregnancy be ensured.