ONDO State’s Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has been applauded by the World Bank for his initiatives and vigorous drive at actualising the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal targeting drastic reduction in maternal deaths.
Dr Mimiko’s efforts at eradicating maternal deaths was acknowledged at the recently concluded Maternal Death Review Training 2, held in Abuja at the instance of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON).
He was applauded for his total commitment to the cause as well as his unequalled campaign against maternal deaths.
The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly said the reforms being put in place by the state governor at combating the astronomical rise in maternal deaths signal improved care which has resulted in the rolling out of bold healthcare reforms that focus on results at public health facilities. Nigeria accounts for 10 percent of maternal deaths despite contributing only two percent to world population.