Why Nigeria has high child, women death rates – Japan ambassador

Why Nigeria has high child, women death rates – Japan ambassador

Japan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke, has blamed the high rate in child and maternal deaths in Nigeria on inadequate medical equipment.

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Mr. Kusoke made this known on Thursday in Abuja at the Bwari General Hospital at the handing over of medical equipment worth $89, 662 donated by Government of Japan to the hospital to improve the healthcare system in Nigeria.

He said the major cause of infant(children under-five year olds) and maternal deaths in the country was near absence of medical equipment.

In the donation that was made by Japan’s government through her Grant Assistance for grassroots human security project scheme, about 30 various kinds of medical equipment were handed over to the government-owned hospital.

“We are handing over 25 types of medical equipment and tools today to Bwari General Hospital.

“Large number of people come from Abuja, Kaduna and Niger to the hospital every day, but it could not provide patients with appropriate services because of lack of medical equipment.

“The shortage of equipment, in the worst cases, caused many babies and pregnant women to die despite the fact that their lives would have been saved with just one sort of equipment.

“Responding to the request from the hospital through Women’s Right to Education Programme, we have taken action to bridge the gap and now successfully completed the project.

“We strongly wish that the medical equipment provided by the government of Japan will contribute to the reduction in child and aternal mortality in Bwari, as well as neighbouring areas,” Mr. Kusoke said.

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Maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate are very high in Nigeria.

And according to UNICEF, the country loses about 2,300 under five year olds children, and 145 women of child bearing age on a daily basis. The statistic makes her the second largest contributor to infant and maternal mortality rate in the world.


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