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A proposal to build the capacity for improving the quality of emergency obstetric care and prevent maternal morbidity and mortality in Nigeria
Conclusion date: 31 December 2010
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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Nigeria is working in three facilities, each located in a different state: University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Edo State, Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, Amambra State, and Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna, Kaduna State. Through their activities - such as emergency obstetric and neonatal care training and advocacy - they hope to show decreased maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. A large component of the project is data collection and analysis at the three sites.
- There has been improvement in the monitoring of data and the sites now prospectively fill in the maternal death forms.
- There has been a decrease in the case fatality rate of some of the major causes of maternal mortality, such as eclampsia.
- Successful advocacy to Ministry of Health regarding recruitment of human resources in rural areas and the implementation of Magnesium Sulphate in hospitals.
- Safe motherhood committees at all sites have been active and able to perform their functions: organising in-service training and auditing all maternal deaths (there is now an excellent record kept of all maternal deaths).
Twinned country association: The Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (NFOG)
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