Despite several interventions to reduce the death of women from preventable causes, the ratio of women who die has remained static and high, the acting Director of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Malam Sadeeq Omar, has said. The NCWD boss who was speaking at a two-day peer review meeting on a report of the 2016 update on maternal health indicators in Nigeria, yesterday, at the Women Centre in Abuja, noted that the maternal deaths ratio was still 243 per a 100,000 live births.He said though it was difficult to collect data in Nigeria because most significant births and deaths occurred at home or outside health centres, a lot of factors still hindered women from accessing care.

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