2019/11/27 10:00
Nov 27 2019

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

  • 10:00AM
  • Arewa house, Kaduna State

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)

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.

Report of the Implementation of the GAC-UNFPA Project on Addressing Gaps in Gender Based Violence and Harmful Practices in Nigeria By Dr Saliau Ismail
Sexual and gender based violence encompasses violence that is directed against a person or a group of persons on the basis of their gender or sex.
In Nigeria, 28% and 7% of women and girls aged 15-49 have undergone physical abuse and sexual violence respectively. Harmful traditional practices (HTPs) are also prevalent with female genital mutilation (FGM) reported at 25% and child marriage at 18%. Lack of education, health care and socio-economic support aggravate the situation.
The Government of Canada, UNFPA and SFPD working with other partners will attempt to make appropriate interventions to mitigate these challenges
There are approximately 16,823,822 girls, aged 10-19 in Nigeria.
Sokoto and Bauchi states have some of Nigeria’s worst girl child education indices with 87% and 86.7% of girls not in secondary school (2013 AfriDev).
Those who enrol in school leave earlier than their male counterparts and in the North only 4 per cent will complete secondary school.
The children of educated mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 years, while educated mothers are also more likely to send their own children to school.
Almost 9 in 10 women with higher education and two-thirds of women with secondary education give birth in a health facility; but only 1 in 10 uneducated women do so.
80% of children whose mothers are educated are well nourished, compared to less than 50% of children whose mothers are uneducated

Good willing Message by Dr Audu Alayande
The Partnership Between the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development (SFPD) And United Nation Population Fund Is Strategic and with Enormous Potential to Not Only Reverse the Worrisome Maternal Morbidity and Mortality but to Contribute to Assuring Harmony in Our Communities and an Our Homes Among Men Women Boys Girls.

Closing Prayers By