The perilous state of maternal health care in Nigeria

Nigerian radio journalist Ruth Akinwunmi-King’s interest in the dangerous maternal condition called pre-eclampsia started when it almost killed her and her unborn child. Although tens of thousands of Nigerian women die each year during pregnancy, the government spends just $5 a day per person on health care. Ruth is counting on the generosity of Press Start donors to help launch an investigation into why so many Nigerian women are ignorant of pre-eclampsia.

 

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