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Dearth of Skilled Birth Attendants Responsible for Maternal Deaths, Says Expert

The President of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola, Sunday said Nigeria is occupying a pathetic position in the number of women that die during child birth, attributing the problem to dearth of skilled birth attendants.


Speaking during an interview with journalists in Sokoto, Akinola noted with deep concern the high rate of maternal deaths in the country, with Nigeria contributing 14 per cent to all the women that die in the world.


He posited that only 38 per cent of women in the country get attended to by skilled birth attendants and emphasised that ignorance and lack of finance had become an impediment to their access to healthcare services.

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