Broken promises: human rights, accountability, and maternal death in Nigeria.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 32
Topic: NamedWork: Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Center for Reproductive Rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre
Accession Number: 192393461
Full Text: Center for Peproductive rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre, 2008

This report focuses on the Nigerian government's failures in financing, leadership and governance, lack of accountability, failure to implement laws and policies, inadequate funding of the health system, poor quality of maternity care, unsafe abortion and lack of access to contraceptive methods, all of which contribute to high numbers of maternal deaths. The impact of systemic corruption and the separation of responsibilities for the provision of health care among Nigeria's three tiers of government is also discussed. Many of the findings have repercussions for the entire health system. Web:

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