The United Kingdom has expressed concerns over the high number of Nigerian women who die from complications of childbirth, particularly unwanted pregnancies that could have been prevented. Speaking yesterday during a tour of family planning clinic at the 105-capacity Maitama District Hospital in Abuja, the permanent secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development, Mark Lowcock , said it’s a big challenge considering the fact that more than 100 women lose their lives daily giving birth. According to him, this signalsUK’s commitment to continued support for family planning commodities and training of health workers to provide services. “The British government wants to provide the best possible services for people of Nigeria,” said Lowcock. DFID, through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is considered the biggest funder of family planning commodities and services available through public health facilities. Receiving the Lowcock and. United Nations Under Secretary and executive director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin to the Maitama General Hospital, the executive secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, said a total of 236 centres provide family planning in the FCT, up from 60 in 211. Also, the medical director of the hospital, Adetoun Sotimehin explained that Maitama District Hospital’s three-room complex family planning clinic alone has seen an average 266 clients every month this year, suggesting increased uptake. The United Kingdom has expressed concerns over the high number of Nigerian women who die from complications of childbirth, particularly unwanted pregnancies that could have been prevented.The United Kingdom has expressed concerns over the high number of Nigerian women who die from complications of childbirth, particularly unwanted pregnancies that could have been prevented. Speaking yesterday during a tour of family planning clinic at the 105-capacity Maitama District Hospital in Abuja, the permanent secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development, Mark Lowcock , said it’s a big challenge considering the fact that more than 100 women lose their lives daily giving birth. According to him, this signalsUK’s commitment to continued support for family planning commodities and training of health workers to provide services. “The British government wants to provide the best possible services for people of Nigeria,” said Lowcock. DFID, through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is considered the biggest funder of family planning commodities and services available through public health facilities. Receiving the Lowcock and. United Nations Under Secretary and executive director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin to the Maitama General Hospital, the executive secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, said a total of 236 centres provide family planning in the FCT, up from 60 in 211. Also, the medical director of the hospital, Adetoun Sotimehin explained that Maitama District Hospital’s three-room complex family planning clinic alone has seen an average 266 clients every month this year, suggesting increased uptake. The United Kingdom has expressed concerns over the high number of Nigerian women who die from complications of childbirth, particularly unwanted pregnancies that could have been prevented.

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