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Effective family planning can reduce maternal mortality by 40% —Expert

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A medical expert, Dr Tunde Olatunji, has said that family planning services are much more than child spacing, but a service that if properly implemented can help cut its maternal mortality by 40 per cent.
Dr Olatunji, a past Nigeria Medical Association Chairman and Medical officer of Health, Akinyele Local Government Area, spoke at a media roundtable for family planning organised by DEVCOM.
He said family planning can contribute to a substantial reduction in fertility, reduce the proportion of unwanted pregnancies as well as maternal deaths.

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