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Greener Journal of  Medical Sciences Vol. 7 (5), pp. 052-054, October 2017.

 ISSN: 2276-7797 © 2017 Greener Journals

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Manuscript Number: 101317149


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJMS.2017.5.101317149)

 

Averting Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Nigeria; Establishment of Obstetric Waiting Units; Targeting Uterine Rupture

 

*Eli SF1,2, Abam DS2, Kalio DGB3, Ikimalo J2

 

1Mother and Baby Care Global Foundation.

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital.


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