Federal Government has adopted a strategy known as the Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in the country.
The plan, if operational would offer a new urgent way to curtail challenges of accelerating progress with the MDGs in the country and identify priorities in the area of interventions that would help reduce the high level of maternal mortality in the country.
“In order for Nigeria to succeed in achieving Goal 5 by 2015 a concerted effort is required to mitigate this growing in-country divergence. By comparison to progress in other Goal areas (for instance Goal 4 where progress is around 13 percent reduction per year), progress in Goal 5 is only a 4 percent reduction per year,” Gbeneol said. Chukwu said the initiative would help fast track the efforts of the health sector in accelerating progress towards the MDGs by 2015.
He also said that it had been tested and proven by other countries to be an accepted strategy to engender progress through capacity building. “We welcome the initiative as it will help refocus and fast track the achievement of the MDGs ;it is our expectation, at the Federal Ministry of Health, that the application of MAF will fast track progress and performance improvement.
Source - Vanguard News