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Stakeholders seek improved maternal, child health care system in Nigeria

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Stakeholders seek improved maternal, child health care system in Nigeria

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for an improved maternal and child care system in the country, especially in rural communities.

The stakeholders made the submission at the 27th Annual Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) Development Forum held on Wednesday via Zoom.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forum was tagged: “Improving Access to Quality Maternal and Child Health Care in Rural Communities: Issues and Prospects”.

Prof Vincent Iyawe, a medical professor, the University of Benin in his presentation, said the future of nations depended upon healthy women and mothers giving birth to healthy children.

Iyawe said maternal, newborn, and child health indices in Nigeria were typically worse within the rural areas and should be of great concern.

He also urged improved funding for the health sector by increasing the national budget for health with designated amounts for maternal and child health.

“Maternal and child health must be free in the country and should be an ultimate goal. READ MORE


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