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Reducing maternal and infant deaths in Nigeria

Published 7:47 AM ET, Tue December 4, 2018
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Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth, according to the United Nations. It accounts for 19% of all maternal deaths on the planet. NICHOLE SOBECKI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A child receives a shot during a vaccination campaign against polio in Northern Nigeria. Nigeria continues to make progress in the fight against polio, and was, in 2016, removed from the Polio-Endemic list by the World Health Organization. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A young boy reacts as a health worker administers a measles vaccine in Lagos. Nigeria is one of three countries where up to about 8.1 million children remain un-vaccinated from measles, according to the World Health Organization. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A child's finger is being marked as proof to show that she has been immunized during a vaccination campaign against polio in northwest Nigeria.
Nigeria is one of only three countries in the world with ongoing wild polio virus transmission, according to The Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Bakassi IDP camp in the Cross River Sate of Nigeria provides vital health care services, including running a medical facility, distributing medication, family planning counseling and skills training for girls and women affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. AFP Contributor/AFP/AFP/Getty Images