No woman should die during childbirth – Osotimehin

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Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin

Babatunde Osotimehin, UN Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said that it is no longer acceptable for a woman to die during childbirth.

Osotimehin said this in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of an award dinner organized by the Nigeria Health Foundation in Newark, U.S.

The UNFPA chief said people should insist that both local and state governments must deliver healthcare to them.

According to him, if people fail to hold government accountable as far as healthcare is concerned the nation’s health problems will  continue to persist.

“In the present job I have, it is very painful for me that I would hear and I would see women die during childbirth, as minister and as a doctor.

“I have seen women die needlessly because they don’t have care and…

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