A few weeks ago, we carried out a survey of mothers to find out their experiences of antenatal care in Nigeria.
Here’s an infographic summary of what some mothers had to say about antenatal care in Nigeria.
Why does this matter?
Safe motherhood and a healthy birth outcome are still challenges in Nigeria. Despite the amount of investment in this area, Nigeria still faces one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world.
According to UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund), every single day, Nigeria loses about 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the maternal mortality rate in the world.
Research has shown that care during the antenatal care period offers opportunities for delivering health information and services that can significantly enhance the health of women and their babies.
Tell Us! How can antenatal care classes in Nigeria be more useful?