Health Minister Isaac Adewole has called for accelerated girls’ education in order to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.
Adewole, while making the call at the unveiling of hospital equipment donated by a private Company to National Hospital, identified girls’ education as key in the reduction of maternal mortality.
The Minister attributed the increasing maternal deaths to lack of education, empowerment and poverty. According to him, when girls are educated, they are more informed about safe delivery.
Adewole noted that the death of a woman in childbirth creates a bad vicious circle as the baby would likely also die.
The Minister, who described maternal mortality as a disaster to any nation, however, noted that it is preventable. He said the donation is part of efforts of the Federal Government to ensure improvement on health facilities.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Jafaru Momoh, commended the efforts of the Minister of Health and the company for the donations.