By Rotary International From the December 2015 issue of The Rotarian
The rainy season in Nigeria varies depending on what part of the country you’re in. In the south, the rains begin in March and end by November, with a short respite known as “the August break.” In the north, the rains arrive in June and continue through September. If you’re a pregnant woman living in a rural area – which most of the country is – you hope your due date falls during the dry season. That way, if you need to get to a hospital, the roads won’t be washed out.
Nigeria’s maternal and newborn mortality rates are among the world’s highest,… …read more