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Knowledge of safe motherhood among women in rural communities in northern Nigeria: implications for maternal mortality reduction.

Ekechi Okereke, Susan Aradeon, Adekunle Akerele, Mustapha Tanko, Ibrahim Yisa and Benson Obonyo

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October 26, 2013

Most developed countries have made considerable progress in addressing maternal mortality, but it appears that countries with high maternal mortality burdens like Nigeria have made little progress in improving maternal health outcomes despite emphasis by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Knowledge about safe motherhood practices could help reduce pregnancy related health risks. This study examines knowledge of safe motherhood among women in selected rural communities in northern Nigeria.

Focus Areas
Regions
Sub-Saharan Africa