Kaduna Community Where Women Cross River for Child Birth
This is Rafin Guza, a community in Kaduna where childbirth is has become a great problem as their women go through a lot of stress before accessing a health facility with some having their babies in canoes before getting to the hospital.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 810 women died every day in 2017 from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
The report further indicated that globally, thousands of women die annually from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum period, with most deaths occurring in developing countries.
In Northern Nigeria, maternal mortality is not only high but remains one of the major health problems facing most communities in the region, members of the community narrate what they go through during childbirth.
The only nurse posted to the primary health care facility at Rafin Guza said they clinic close by 3 pm which has always been a major challenge.
While the youth leader of Rafin Guza, Dauda Usman said there is only one clinic in the community and has been existing for over twenty years but lacks adequate facilities and manpower.