UNFPA organises training for Adamawa health workers 

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The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has trained more than 300 Adamawa health workers in various capacities, Dr Danladi Idrisa, the Fund’s Programme Officer, said.

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He told the Newsmen in Yola on Sunday that some of the areas of the training include maternal health during emergencies and clinical management of rape and sexual reproductive issues.

He said: “we also supported the Nursing School in the area of capacity building, knowledge sharing and so many things.

“We renovated health facilities in some local governments and more than 14 health outlets received sexual reproductive commodities, which we shared through the Red Cross.

“We ensure that women have access to maternal healthcare and family planning services. The effort is to reduce the rate of maternal mortality.”

According to him, maternal death is a big issue in Nigeria as everyday more than 275 women die because of pregnancy-related issues, which is becoming alarming and in the North-East is even increasing.