Stakeholders Seek End To Maternal Mortality

Coalition of Ogun Women on Maternal Health initiative has called on the state government to strengthen policies that will end Maternal mortality especially at the rural areas across the country.

They made the appeal during a stakeholders meeting at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

Addressing the participants, the Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Ogun State Chapter, Comrade Funmilayo Solarin said the re- introduction of Midwives Service Scheme to cater for the hinterlands would help to reduce the number of people trooping to urban areas to access health services.

She maintained that the programme being implemented in Ogun State through the collaborative efforts of both the Federal And State governments was stopped in the year Twenty fifteen. 

Comrade Solarin equally called for prompt payment of Salaries, enhanced welfare package and improved security across the country in the bid to address the problem of brain drain in the public health sector.

Also, The Secretary, Ogun Women for Health Initiative, Alhaja Adeyemi identified poor infrastructure as well as the lack of equipment and personnel at many of the rural health facilities as major causes of maternal mortality. 

In the same vein, a representative of civil society organisations in the state Mrs Moji Akinsanya suggested the need for advocacy visits to enlist the support of stakeholders towards identifying and addressing the bottlenecks affecting women’s health management. 

Modupeola Sobukola

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