Over 10,000 Nigerian women die from unsafe abortion annually, NGO reveals


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A non-governmental organisation, Ipas Nigeria, has raised alarm over the implications of unsafe abortion on Nigeria women, noting that over 10, 000 women does annually from resulting complications.

This was disclosed by Ipas Country Director, Hauwa Shekarau, at a three-day event on capacity building for media practitioners on women’s sexual reproductive health and rights in Gombe State.

called for a robust advocacy to reduce  unsafe abortions in the country.

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Shekarau explained that Ipas was concerned about expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care across Africa, Asia and Latin America, while working to develop the right capacities and provide the right information about abortion.

She said “Since 2006, we have trained over 1,000 journalists who are helping in championing the course of women reproductive health and rights issues in the country.”

The event participants commended Ipas for exposing them to issues that could shape their thoughts and reportage of issues affecting women’s reproductive health and rights, and maternal deaths in the country.

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