The alarming rate of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Nigeria can be reduced to its batest minimum, with the practice of child birth spacing.
Reproductive Health/Family Planning Programme Officer, Pathfinder International, Dr. Sakina Bello expressed this on Friday in Kaduna in her opening remarks at the Discussion on PMA2020 Round 4 Survey Results with Media Houses held in Kaduna.
She said that the maternal mortality rate in Nigeria is high, but is preventable through family planning, according to research, by almost one third, describing it as the fastest way to reduce MMR.
“We are not telling people to have only one child, we are saying they should space them. Northern Nigeria for instance, has more of the issues as a result of polygamy and inheritance.
Dr. Sakina said that the organisation which is 60 years old and works in several countries around the world, is poised at addressing issues that affect reproductive health.
She said they are moving to use CSOs to make governments responsible by making more budgetary allocations to family planning.