Super Eagles’ winger, Moses Simon is bereaved. He lost his elder sister, Hauwa, while she was giving birth.
Details of the unfortunate incident was sketchy as at the time of publication.
However, the Nigeria Football Federation has sent out condolence to the KAA Gent player on the death of his sister in a tweet on its twitter handle.
According to World Health Organisation, WHO, at least 330,000 women died during child birth worldwide in 2015.
Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for greater part of maternal deaths in 2015, says the WHO in its report on maternal mortality.
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The figure released by Global Health Observatory (GHO) of the WHO indicated that every day in 2015, at least 830 women died due to complications of pregnancy and child birth.
Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to UNICEF, the country loses approximately 2,300 under-five-year-olds and 145 women of childbearing age every single day.