Reducing Risks and Improving Safe Childbirth in Nigeria

Evidence and Action

No. of pages: 14

Publication date: 8 March 2016

Author: UNFPA Nigeria

With a Maternal Mortality Ratio of 576 per 100,000 live births, Nigeria contributes the largest number of deaths in Africa. Everyday, there is a 1 in 13 lifetime risk of maternal mortality and 111 women die daily from pregnancy and childbirth complications, with over 41, 000 dying to preventable causes that could be averted if basic quality health care was accessible.