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Lagos and Ogun 'committed to achieving Millennium Development Goals'
Lagos and Ogun's governments have been commended for their commitment to achieving UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the two Nigerian states have made considerable progress on curbing maternal mortality in the last year, the Nigerian Observer reports.
Dr Omalaso Omosehin, head of the body's Lagos office, said a lack of information and skilled healthcare practitioners had posed a threat to women's health during childbirth in the past.
Indeed, he said reproductive health issues in Lagos and Ogun were once "fraught with problems" and led to many women not surviving the delivery of their baby.
However, Dr Omosehin stated that the administrations in both states have taken steps to address the situation and turn it around.
He revealed UNFPA has been "impressed" with the efforts made by the two governments in the last few years and said they show how committed they are to achieving the maternal health MDGs.
Posted by Paul Robertson