UN Secretary-General praises Nigerian government for advances in health

Secretary-General visits hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

Secretary-General visits hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

Thirty six thousand Nigerian women die each year while trying to have babies, the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world. 

 The UN Secretary-General is currently visiting the country, and has commended the Nigerian Government for investing in women’s and children’s health.

Mr. Ban was visiting the Maitama Hospital in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, as part of  his trip to the country.

Complications during pregnancy present doctors in Nigeria with some of the most challenging problems.

 Dr. Oladosu Ojengbede, the director of the Center for Population and Reproductive Health, says they're working hard to resolve them:

 "When I'm down in some villages and you think, ‘Could this be happening to human beings?’  You become very emotional. And you feel like shedding tears.  But then you quickly remember that , look, this is something that needs to be resolved.  And you are one of those who has made up their mind to resolve it."

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