The Federal Government has called on stakeholders to continuously work towards improving women’s health to reduce the high maternal mortality rate in the country.
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, made the call in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the end of a project tagged: “Preventing Maternal Deaths from Unwanted Pregnancy (PMDUP)’’.
According to him, the project is aimed at preventing maternal deaths resulting from unwanted pregnancies by increasing the availability of comprehensive abortion care as permitted by law and modern family planning services.
Adewole, who was represented by Dr Adebiyi Adebimpe, Director of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, noted that the contribution of women to nation building is enormous.
Adding that women have a lot of roles to play, the minister said no woman should die while giving life.