Nigeria Health Watch: 2 out of 10 deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Kano, Nigeria

24 January, 2020

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Only 21.5 per cent – two out of ten – of deliveries in Kano State are attended by skilled birth attendants, a report titled Primary Health Care in Nigeria- A case study of Kano State, has revealed.

The research was conducted by Nigeria Health Watch and spanned across 49 facilities in 44 local government areas.

Presenting the report on Tuesday, the Director of Programs at Nigeria Health Watch, Vivianne Ihekweazu, said the percentage of facilities that offer maternal and child health (MNCH) services is very low.

“Results from the Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) assessed reveal that many seem to lack some component of the basic requirements as outlined by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) minimum standards for PHCs,” said Mrs Ihekweazu...

Mr Hussaini [Executive Secretary of Kano State’s primary health care development agency] added that the board is partnering with religious leaders and traditional birth attendants to mobilise pregnant women to attend prenatal and post-natal care.

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