At a one-day sensitisation meeting on family planning, immunization and nutrition in Abuja, The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) raised alarm on the high rate of deaths among childbearing mothers.
The Project Director of Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) under FOMWAN, Adamu Musa Kachalla, said about 145 of them die during child delivery every day.
According to her:
After this training, we expect all participants to tell their followers, to advocate and influence decision makers so that they will allocate more funding for family planning commodities, maternal and infant care
We want the government to fund more commodities for family planning and in nutrition. We want to adopt the National Strategic Action on Nutrition and implement it so that at the end of the day, nobody will have children who are stunted, out of school and suffering.
We have a very high rate of maternal mortality and with child spacing, we can take care of that. We want to reduce that both at the national and state level.
FOMWAN focuses on mobilising religious leaders, traditional rulers and women groups and training them on family health.
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