The National Population Commission, NPC says utilisation of antenatal care is imperative for the prevention and reduction of maternal mortality ratio.
The NPC Project Director for 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey NDHS Osifo Ojogun who said this in Abuja announced that about 512 persons would die out of 100 thousand live births in a space of seven years.
He said only regular visits to hospitals during pregnancy would checkmate such tragic occurrence in future.
Ojogun also added that the level of
education of a woman in pregnancy also matters while calling on enlightened
people around a pregnant woman to encourage them to go for antenatal.