The summit wil articulate Africa’s position to project health at the core of development in relevant global forums especially the ongoing dialogue on defining the post 2015 development agenda.
Lack of knowledge of pre-pregnancy nutritional status of women makes a strong case for micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy and during lactation.
Nasarawa state, with support from partners, is already demonstrating catalytic progress in its scale-up of PMTCT efforts
According to the report, health care during pregnancy can save lives, just as good quality care during pregnancy is fundamental to the health, well-being and survival of mothers and their babies.
“To address this problem of shortage of skilled birth attendants at this level, a clear policy on task-shifting and task-sharing in the country should be put in place to guide the different cadres of health care workers."
The state government will increase the number of health facilities offering PMTCT service from the current 43 to 342 centers.
According to the report: “Nigeria has the 12th highest rate of first-day death in the world, making Nigeria one of the riskiest places to be born, as well as one of the countries with the most first-day deaths.
Nigeria’s performance in improving maternal and newborn survival in an international context needs to be addressed.
At the heart of the problem is the fact that millions of women lack access to a physician or healthcare facility.
The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries.