Barriers to Safe Motherhood in Nigeria

Abstract

HIGHLIGHTS ■ Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world: 1,100 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. ■ Although patterns vary by region, high-risk births persist in Nigeria. In both 1990 and 2003, two-thirds of all births were high risk because of the mother's age, parity or spacing of births. ■ More than 40% of women… (More)

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@inproceedings{Bankole2009BarriersTS, title={Barriers to Safe Motherhood in Nigeria}, author={Akinrinola Bankole and Gilda Sedgh and Rubina Y. Hussain and Deirdre Wulf}, year={2009} }