The Agache Twins
Unfortunately, there have been many cases of illegal hospital detentions in Nigeria of pregnant women and their babies who could not pay for the maternal health services they received. Many of these cases such as that of Folake Oduyoye resulted in poor outcomes and preventable deaths
“The illegal detention of women in hospitals is unfair, unconstitutional and contributes to Nigeria’s high rate of maternal deaths and pregnancy-related complications,” Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC)
A CALL FOR HELP
On May 2, 2019:
We were contacted by neighbors of Christy Agache, who gave birth via caesarean birth to premature twin girls. While the babies are alive and the parents were happy, the problem was that the hospitals in Nigeria where she delivered didn't release her until all bills have been paid but for this family, they have completely wiped out all their savings.
The twins still at the hospital in need of incubator.
THE HAPPY ENDING
On May 13, 2019:
The Agache twins at discharge
The twin girls now breathing and thermoregulating on their own: no longer needs an incubator
The Happy parents
Christy Agache and her husband