Bridget A. Nwagbara Health Worker Working Group Youth MNCH Advocates, Nigeria <ul><li>WORLD AT 7 BILLION;  NIGERIA AT 150 ...
THERE ARE 150 MILLION NIGERIANS COUNTING ON US TODAY TO CHANGE THIS PICTURE <ul><li>Maternal mortality ratio= 1100 per 100...
Personal story of a woman and child counting on us!! <ul><li>Aisha (not her real name)is a 35 year old multiparous woman w...
<ul><li>Did she plan for this pregnancy? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she attend antenatal care? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she plan f...
<ul><li>REMEMBER </li></ul><ul><li>SHE IS 1 OUT OF 50,000 WOMEN WHO DIE YEARLY IN NIGERIA DUE TO PREGNANCY AND CHILD BIRTH...
She counted on us to…. <ul><li>Counsel  her on family planning options before/immediately  after her previous delivery. </...
While it is too late to help Aisha <ul><li>We can still ensure that other Nigerian Women and Girls have access to good qua...
Let’s remind the Government  <ul><li>That they are yet to  deliver on consensus reached  in; </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo  17 y...
Let’s remind ourselves: <ul><li>That as skilled health workers we  are the harbingers of change in the Nigerian Health sys...
Yes they can keep counting on us <ul><li>We believe that </li></ul><ul><li>Every Mother , Every Child Counts!!!! </li></ul>
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US TODAY
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World Population Day 2011

  1. 1. Bridget A. Nwagbara Health Worker Working Group Youth MNCH Advocates, Nigeria <ul><li>WORLD AT 7 BILLION; NIGERIA AT 150 MILLION: WHY DO OUR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN COUNT ON US? </li></ul><ul><li>World Population Day 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. THERE ARE 150 MILLION NIGERIANS COUNTING ON US TODAY TO CHANGE THIS PICTURE <ul><li>Maternal mortality ratio= 1100 per 100,000 live births </li></ul><ul><li>Neonatal mortality deaths= 49 per 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>Under five mortality (000) = 1,077 </li></ul><ul><li>Unmet need for family planning= 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Antenatal visits for woman(4 or more)= 45% </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of delivery attended by a skilled health worker= 39% </li></ul><ul><li>(data sourced from countdown to 2015, 2010 report) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal story of a woman and child counting on us!! <ul><li>Aisha (not her real name)is a 35 year old multiparous woman who presented in the emergency obstetric room of a tertiary hospital in North-Western Nigeria with a 36 hour history of labour. She was bleeding and running temperature. She had not made urine for the past 11 hours. There was no signs of fetal movement and fetal heart beats. She had been unconscious for 3 hours prior to presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>After initial resuscitation, an ultrasound scan and other investigations were requested. </li></ul><ul><li>Findings confirmed prolonged obstructed labour and ante partum haemorrhage with intrauterine fetal death. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors battled to save her life. It was futile. She died of hypovolemic shock and sepsis after 12 hours of hospital admission. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Did she plan for this pregnancy? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she attend antenatal care? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she plan for the delivery? </li></ul><ul><li>Where was she before presentation at the hospital? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she have access to a skilled health worker? </li></ul><ul><li>Why didn’t she present in a hospital on time? </li></ul><ul><li>Could this sad event have been prevented? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>REMEMBER </li></ul><ul><li>SHE IS 1 OUT OF 50,000 WOMEN WHO DIE YEARLY IN NIGERIA DUE TO PREGNANCY AND CHILD BIRTH!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>HER BABY IS ONE OF THE 42 PER 1000 STILL BIRTHS IN NIGERIA. </li></ul>
  6. 6. She counted on us to…. <ul><li>Counsel her on family planning options before/immediately after her previous delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide her with family planning commodities after her previous delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Make optimal antenatal care services accessible and affordable to her at the primary health care level </li></ul><ul><li>Make emergency obstetric care services within her reach </li></ul><ul><li>ABOVE ALL: Provide a skilled health worker within reach to monitor her labour and delivery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. While it is too late to help Aisha <ul><li>We can still ensure that other Nigerian Women and Girls have access to good quality and affordable maternal, newborn and child health care </li></ul><ul><li>WITH A SKILLED HEALTH WORKER </li></ul>
  8. 8. Let’s remind the Government <ul><li>That they are yet to deliver on consensus reached in; </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo 17 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Beijing 16 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Maputo 5 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>That we have only 4 more years left to make Millenium development goal 3, 4, 5 and 6 real for our mothers and children. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the National Health Bill into Law!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the number of skilled health workers!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s remind ourselves: <ul><li>That as skilled health workers we are the harbingers of change in the Nigerian Health system. </li></ul><ul><li>To get armed with the relevant skills to provide good quality MNCH care through Continuing Medical Education. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and disseminate protocols to manage MNCH cases. </li></ul><ul><li>To ask and answer relevant questions that affect MNCH in our setting </li></ul><ul><li>To build networks and partnership for exchange of information in the field </li></ul>
  10. 10. Yes they can keep counting on us <ul><li>We believe that </li></ul><ul><li>Every Mother , Every Child Counts!!!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US TODAY

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