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Community Health Workers Helping To Improve Maternal Care In Nigeria

NPR: New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria
“How do you help a country struggling to provide quality health care, particularly to its rural citizens? More doctors would be great. New and better clinics would help. But in some places, community health workers are an important part of the solution. … And they’ve become a boon in Nigeria, which has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal death — 576 per 100,000 live births in 2013…” (Sohn, 5/26).

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