Northern Traditional Leaders Review Meeting On Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Nigeria.

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Arrivals of Guest and Registration Welcoming/Opening remark by coordinator SFPD his highness Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera, Emir of Arugungu, His Highness Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi CON, Shehu of Bama The First Quarter Northern Traditional Leaders Committee Review Meeting On the Community Based Materials and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (CBMPDSR) Project Supported by United Nation Population Fund Was Held Under the Chairmanship of His Highness Alhaji Kyari Umar El-Kanemi (CON) Shehu of Bama On Thursday November 2019 At Arewa House. Update of The Community Based Materials and Printed Death Surveillance Response 2018/2019 M.A Inuwa. In March 2016, UNFPA and SFPD began collaboration to drive the community component of Maternal Mortality agenda in Northern Nigeria, particularly, the implementation of the community based maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (CBMPDSR)  Since then SFPD is working in  18 NTLC States (+ FCT Abuja)  25 Emirates/Chiefdoms  54 Locations (LGAs/Districts)  Engaging over 12,000 Traditional Leaders (District Heads, Village Heads and Ward Heads)   REPORT OF THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION OF MISOPROSTOL IN NORTHERN NIGERIA Dr. Mustapha Danimoh Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio is 576/100,000 live births with greater burden in the northern states The North East Zone has recorded a maternal mortality ratio of 1,549/100,000 live births. Postpartum hemorrhage accounts for 25% of maternal deaths in Nigeria. Some states in Northern Nigeria have as high as 80% of women delivering at home and as high as 35% of these give birth assisted by no-one. Socio-cultural and economic reasons in addition to poor quality of care at health facilities, these women prefer to deliver at home either with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) or alone. When complications occur, they often do not make it to hospitals for reasons including that complications are not recognized as problems, women lack decision-making power, and transportation is not available. Considering the high contribution of postpartum hemorrhage to maternal mortality and the high proportion of home births, women who deliver at home need to be reached with misoprostol through community based channels in the interim to reduce preventable maternal death. UNFPA currently has procured and has received delivery of 930,400 tablets of 200micograms of misoprostol tablets that will serve 310,133 women for use by March 2020.

27 Nov
Northern Traditional Leaders Review Meeting On Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Nigeria.
  • Organized by: Sultan Foundation
  • Venue: Kaduna
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