U.S., GE, Nigerian Government Partner To Improve Quality Of, Access To Maternal, Child Health Services
Daily Post: Nigeria’s primary health care paints a dismal picture for many children — U.S.
“The United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, has observed that the state of primary health care in Nigeria paints a dismal picture for the future of many children. … Speaking at the launch of the Healthymagination Mother and Child Initiative on Thursday in Abuja, Entwistle said U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has as a result partnered with General Electric (GE) and the Government of Nigeria to bring quality health services to millions of women and children in Nigeria…” (Odunsi, 3/4).
The News: U.S., Nigeria, General Electric launch $20m maternal health scheme
“…Entwistle said that there were 40,000 maternal deaths per year in Nigeria, adding that many pregnant women delayed seeking care until potential life-threatening condition arose. He said that no mother should die from preventable causes. According to him, the tripartite partnership between Nigeria, U.S., and GE would identify at-risk pregnancies early and refer women to higher level of care…” (3/4).
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