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Maternal mortality rises

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said that cases of maternal mortality  remains on the increase in the country, even as it announced  a drastic reduction in infant mortality across the country.

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr. Ali Bate, who said this at a press conference in Enugu State, after a two day retreat of the agency at the weekend, emphasized the need for all stakeholders to join hands to improve the survival of women during childbirth, which is the fifth on the list of Millennium Development Goals of the Federal Government.

The retreat was “organised to take stock of what has been done so far in the development of primary healthcare in the country and form new partnerships for efficient healthcare delivery,” Bate said.


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