A Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, Save the Children, has revealed that Nigeria records the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world with number of pre-term births recorded at 773,600
The Country Director of the group, Susan Grant, who disclosed this weekend in Abuja, during the unveiling of Mother's Day and Born Too Soon report, stated that Nigeria recorded an alarming death rate of 144 women in a day, 10 deaths per minute, due to conditions related to childbirth and had the greatest numbers of pre-term births in the world due to population.
She attributed this situation to early childbirth, inaccessibility to healthcare, weak breastfeeding by mothers and early births of children (pre-term)
She said: "Nigeria's maternal mortality rates means that 144 women die each day and one woman every 10 minute from conditions associated with childbirth. This is too much."