A medical expert, Dr Abubakar Danladi has said, More than 10,000 health workers all over Africa found tested Coronavirus positive for COVID-19, while 200 Nigerian whereas 200 Nigerian health staff and 10 Nigerian medical doctors have been killed by this virus.

A Chief Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr. Danladi’ said n Kaduna at the inaugural session of Chartered Institute of Health Economist (CIHE) USA and Conferment of Fellowship Awards themed ” “Covid-19: Health and Economic Consequences on MNCH Services”. He explained that due to the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic, the country has been reducing their income and health allocation, which could result in a rise in maternal and new child mortality by 31% in Nigeria. In accordance with him, the pandemic might equally reverse the beneficial properties achieved in reproductive health typical.

“Covid-19 has the potential to extend maternal and new child mortality by one third (31%) primarily based on historic antecedent and Ebola expertise. “It is because over 10,000 health employees examined optimistic for Covid-19 throughout Africa. 812 examined optimistic in Nigeria out of which 200 Nigerian well-being employees and 10 Nigerian medical doctors have to this point been killed by the illness.”

We utilized the identical relative discount in household planning use, antenatal care go to and facility-based supply seen through the Ebola epidemic to estimate the oblique influence of the Covid-19 on maternal and new child well being in India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan over the subsequent 12 months utilizing Lives Saved Tool. ”

“The 4 countries are probably the most populous low and middle-income countries on earth accounting for nearly one-third of the world’s inhabitants and constantly battle with poor maternal and new child health outcomes. Vital enhance in a maternal and new child dying and stillbirth would happen throughout these 4 international locations over the subsequent 12 months if well-being service declined in comparison with what we’d see if these international locations maintained present use of maternal and reproductive well-being companies,” he mentioned.

“We may see as many as 31,980 maternal demises, 395,440 extra new child demise, and 338,760 extra stillbirths. That may be a whole of 766,180 extra deaths throughout these 4 international locations alone and corresponds to a 31% increase in mortality.”


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