Fact-checking claims on maternal deaths and abortion in Nigeria

A leading gynaecologist says Nigeria fares poorly for maternal mortality and has the world’s highest abortion rates. Is this correct?

Published on 13 January 2022
Africa Check

Nigeria is second only to China for maternal mortality, leading gynaecologist Prof Friday Okonofua recently claimed.

According to the Nation, a daily newspaper, Okonofua was speaking at a news conference in Benin, southern Nigeria in December 2021. He heads the World Bank-backed Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation at the University of Benin.

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