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SAFE MOTHERHOOD AND CHILD Survival project

A key component of the program is the prevention and control of anaemia among pregnant women and under- five year’s old including females of reproductive age group (15-49 years).

Prevalence of anaemia among these groups include: pregnant women (57.8%), under-5years old children (was 68.3%) and women of reproductive age (49.8%) (WHO).

Uncontrolled anaemia is a major indirect cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
Anaemia is one of the commonest preventable causes of death in pregnant women and children under 5 years especially in malaria endemic countries.

Maternal anaemia: A Preventable Killer (USAID).

The highest burden of anaemia in pregnancy is in Africa with an estimated prevalence of 66.7% and the cause of 20% of maternal deaths (WHO). In Nigeria 11% of maternal deaths is attributed to Anaemia in pregnancy.
Pregnant women with anaemia are more likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition.

CAUSES OF MATERNAL MORTALITY IN NIGERIA

  • Hemmorhage
  • Infection/Sepsis
  • Unsafe Abortion
  • Toxia Eclampsia
  • Obstructed Labour
  • Malaria
  • Anaemia
  • Other Causes
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