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Intervention programmes and policies for maternal mortality reduction in Zanfara State, Northwest, Nigeria: a review 2005-2015

Mohammed Maiwada, Abdullahi and A.Rahman, Nor Azlina and Abdul Rahman, Suzanah and Mamat, Nik Mazlan and Baba, Tukur (2015) Intervention programmes and policies for maternal mortality reduction in Zanfara State, Northwest, Nigeria: a review 2005-2015. International Journal of Advanced Research in Social Engineering and Development Strategies, 3 (1). pp. 157-173. ISSN 2315-8379 E-ISSN 2354-161X

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Abstract

Estimates indicate that Nigeria has more than 50,000 maternal deaths annually, while many key maternal health indicators have remained stagnant or have worsened over the last decade, and coverage and utilization of key interventions are correspondingly low. The maternal mortality in Nigeria is 576 per 100,000 live births according to Nigeria demographic health survey 2013.This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as secondary data to review the interventions program and policies for the reduction of maternal mortality in Zamfara state. The results indicated that socio-cultural issues, non-utilization of health facilities and preference for home deliveries by mothers remain some of the major reasons for the high maternal deaths. Other institutional factors include insufficient manpower and frontline health care workers. There are obvious gaps in policies, funding and political commitment, poverty, weakened capacity of public institutions, low literacy levels and other entrenched negative health seeking behaviours.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5509/48770
Uncontrolled Keywords: maternal mortality, maternal health, policy, interventions, Zamfara State
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Basic Health Sciences (Until June 2011)
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Azlina A. Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 13:13
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 17:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48770

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