Due to increase death of women as a result of maternal mortality in Gwauro community, Igabi-kaduna state North western Nigeria.
Resident in the area decided to construct a 7 bedroom Hospital with the aims of building their own Hospital to fight maternal mortality, so as to reduce the large number of maternal death.
Mallam Umaru Galadima is one o the traditional Title holder in the community, he told journalists that visited the village that, ”They lost so many pregnant women and children as a result of the distance between their village to near-by town ,adding that they have to spend about 25-30 kilometer from the village to locate any hospital in town for any medical attention”
Umaru said, ‘’we have finished building the hospital but our greatest challenges is the little money to complete the roofing of the hospital ”we are tied of seeing our women, sisters and mothers dying due to lack of hospital, that is why the entire community gathered them serves to build the hospital in other to support government and non –governmental organization in the fight against maternal mortality and infant death in the area
‘’the population of the resident of the area is about 5000 people and they are mostly farmers and has been in the area for many years, politician usually visit the village during their political campaign ,and they always promises helping them to provide all the basic amenities that could improved their lives, but once they get power they forget them’’
Lack of road is one of the main problem that causes the death of pregnant women in the village most especially when they start labor, before giving birth at Night and also inadequate health infrastructures, low level of education and inadequate community health services are some of the challenges confronting the development of the community Community leaders in the area appealed to Government and wealthy individual to help them in completing the roofing of the hospital,
Meanwhile, Mallam saidu shehu Rohugi, who is one of the member of the committee for the contruction of the hospital in the village said, “we have done what we could to build the hospital ,but our greatest challenges now is the money to complete the hospital and that’swhy we are begging the state governor to come to our rescue
Also speaking Malama Rakiya Ahmed, who is a pregnant women residing in the area told journalist that ‘she is always afraid of having a pregnancy due to lack of hospital in their community and it becomes a challenges for a pregnant women to be using Motor-cycle or climbing Truck-Tipper to be going to hospital