The Zambian Government wants to ensure that maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes are enshrined as key goals of national development policies and plans, as enshrined in the Zambian Government’s Roadmap for Accelerating Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality, 2013-2016.
“We shall be having weekly talk shows on all our radio stations where we shall engage the leaders and the communities on how to improve the welfare of midwives in the country.”
Dr Gupte said that every stillbirth should not only be investigated thoroughly but a post mortem should also be carried out on the foetus.
LHWs were honoured in acknowledgement of their dedicated services for improving Mother and Child Health and Primary Health Care in Punjab.
WHO publishes statement on the rates of caesarean section, and proposes use of Robson classification system.
The First Lady, Mrs Janet Museveni has launched the Midwives4All campaign in Uganda and applauded the Swedish Government for highlighting the role of midwives in reducing maternal,newborn and child deaths.
The White Ribbon Alliance is working with World Vision International, Save the Children and many other partners to organise national and district level citizens' hearings in at least 30 countries in the first half of 2015.
Leading experts, government officials, representatives from the UN agencies and USAID have rolled out a new newborn survival package for the Asian countries in Dhaka.
Increasing high quality, obstetric care in Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to achieving the World Health Organization consensus standards to eliminate preventable maternal mortality, and to attaining the goals of the Every Newborn Action Plan.
“These results should provide a sound basis for policy makers and experts to now empower and train staff at first-level outpatient units and to ensure proper drugs and equipment are available,” said Dr. Steve Wall, an adviser to Save the Children.