A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Maternal and Reproductive Health Research Collective (MRHRC), expressed dismay over the high rate of maternal deaths in the country, estimated at 62,000 annually.
The organisation emphasised its commitment to reversing this concerning trend.
Prof. Abosede Afolabi, the founder of MRHRC, conveyed this concern during a press conference held in Lagos.
She revealed that the organisation planned to initiate a month-long campaign titled “#WeMenForHer Movement.”
The campaign aims to raise awareness and propose solutions to the escalating maternal health crisis in the country, starting in Lagos.
The founder, a renowned gynaecologist, conveyed her concerns virtually, highlighting the high mortality rates among pregnant women due to inadequate access to quality healthcare services, particularly in rural communities.
A core objective of this campaign is to champion the MamaBase project, a visionary intervention aimed at safeguarding and empowering expectant mothers throughout their maternal journey.
A dedicated group of community health workers will be deployed to provide continuous support to pregnant women in their communities.