Child birth spacing, a positive way to prevent maternal and infant deaths says a Media Specialists

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By: Joy Odor/Kaduna.

A Kaduna-Based Media Specialist, Mr. Iliya Kure has opined that out of every 100,000 women that delivered in Nigeria, 200 are dying.

The Media Specialist stated this at the Agenda for Media Roundtable to commemorate the International Safe Motherhood in Kaduna Thursday: tagged “Child Spacing: Key Strategy to Reducing Maternal Deaths-Time-To-Act.

He affirmed that if in 1 month 100,000 women in Nigeria are delivery, it means that every month, we are losing 200 numbers of women, saying to avert these deaths of women family planning or child birth spacing is one of the most positive ways to prevent maternal deaths, infant mortality as well as child mortality.

“All l am saying is that out of every 100,000 women delivered, 200 are dying, if in 1 month 100,000 women in Nigeria are delivery, it means every month, we are losing this number of women.

“Why do we look at family planning or child birth spacing, it is because is one of the most positive ways to prevent maternal deaths, infant mortality as well as child mortality”.

The Media Specialist also continued to point out that in every minute, about 380 women become pregnant in the world while half of the pregnant are not plan while every minute in the world, 110 women experiences pregnancy related complication and 30 of them have un-save abortion as one woman die of pregnancy related issues.

“In every minute, about 380 women become pregnant in the world, about 190 of them are not plan pregnancy. “Every minute in the world, 110 women experiences pregnancy related complication and 30 women have un-save abortion while one woman die of pregnancy related issues.

“We are talking about the death of a pregnant woman or a woman that has delivered, or has terminated the pregnancy within forty-two days after the delivery or termination of the pregnant”.

Mr. Iliya Kure called on the state government to key more resources into the family planning programs such as jingles and sensitization programs to ensure all women regardless of age, race, nationality and statues have access to proper health services to have healthy pregnancies, safe delivery and post-delivery care.

According to him, “we are talking about people taken action to ensure that pregnancy, child delivery and breast feeding, especially before breast feeding, the care the woman deserved as soon as delivery is adequately provided”.

“Is just for us to key into this to ensure all women regardless of age, race, nationality and statues have access to proper health services so as to have healthy pregnancies, safe delivery and post-delivery care”.

“This Day is a Day for sober reflection on how our mothers, sisters and wives died needleless form preventable deaths. It is a Day that calls on all people to put their house together to ensure that we are responsible for actions or in-actions”.

The Media Specialist said if child birth spacing reduces maternal mortality by reducing number of unintended pregnancies, number of abortions and the proportions of births at high risks, it has the ability and capability to reduce the number of deaths of women, children.

“If it reduces maternal mortality by reducing number of unintended pregnancies, number of abortions and the proportions of births at high risks, it has the ability and capability to reduce the number of deaths of women, children and that is why people look at family planning as a motivation’ he including.

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