The government of Kogi state in central Nigeria and the United State agency for international development USAID are working on improving maternal health in Kogi state.
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths under the USAID intervention programme in maternal health.
USAID Mission Director to Nigeria, Dr Michael Heavy stated in Lokoja that the American agency for overseas development would sustain its partnership with government of Kogi state in the health and agricultural sectors in line with its objectives.
Mr Heavy said the agency is implementing some projects on disease control in the state and other states in Nigeria.
Kogi state Governor Mr Yahaya Bello called on the agency to provide more technical support for the training of the state medical personnel in maternal healthcare as part of efforts to reduce increasing rate of maternal and infant mortalities in the state.