Bauchi records 872 maternal, perinatal deaths in 6 months of 2022
Some participants at the meeting
By Akanji Alowolodo, Bauchi
Maternal and Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response in Bauchi State recorded a total of 872 maternal and perinatal deaths in 6 months of the year 2022.
The statistics of the death indicated 56 maternal and 816 perinatal deaths from July to December 2022 across health facilities in the state.
The revelation was made by the State Focal Person of MPDSR, Jummai Inuwa Graba during a two-day Quarterly Review meeting (Pause & Reflect Learning session) organized by USAID -IHP, Bauchi.
According to her, 192 meetings were conducted across the health facilities within the period, 31 maternal and 330 perinatal deaths were reviewed General hospital Toro, General hospital Ningi and General hospital Azare recorded highest maternal death with 14, 11 and 6 respectively with General hospitals at Toro, Ningi and Misau recording the highest perinatal death with 162, 111 and 106 respectively
She added that Futuk, Disina, Lanzai and Tilden Fulani PHCCs recorded the highest Perinatal death among PHCCs in the State Toro, Ningi and Misau LGAs recorded the highest number of both Maternal and Perinatal deaths in the state.
According to her, most of the women that recorded Perinatal death were not attending ANC.
In their efforts at reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in the state, Jummai Graba said that employment of Human resource for Health should be made a priority and there should be frequent mentoring visit should be considered in order to bring on speed the newly posted staff .
“Developed Implementation Plan to serve as advocacy and resource mobilization tool , Increased partner collaboration and support especially for scaling up to all PHCs, and eventually to Communities Improved Quality of Care for MNH”, she added.
Jummai Inuwa Garba recommended that employment of human resource for health should be made a priority while frequent mentoring visit should be considered in order to bring on speed the newly posted staff.
There should also be a developed implementation plan to serve as advocacy and resource mobilization tool, increased partner collaboration and support – especially for scaling up to all PHCs, and eventually to communities and improved quality of care for MNH.
She concluded stressing that MPDSR is a veritable tool to drive Quality of Care in maternal and perinatal health in Nigeria, and has the potential to accelerate Nigeria’s effort at reducing maternal and perinatal mortality, especially in this dispensation of ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths by 2030 & 2035 respectively.