De Ocampo, one of the active advocates of KMC in the country, adds, “There are so many advantages to KMC. The skin-to-skin contact alone makes it beneficial to the newborn."
Hospital authorities bring down newborn and infant mortality rate by promoting breastfeeding.
"Traditional chiefs are the gatekeepers in our society. They get respect and everyone listens to them. Their involvement in safe birthing means people listen and follow their advice," said MaiKhanda’s Nyaka.
The memorandum of understanding will help to increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people.
Health experts in Pakistan say that both prevention and treatment efforts are required to address the high burden of newborn sepsis.
The government said it was aware of the difficulties faced by lady health workers and community midwives and recognised their efforts for helping mothers and children in need of urgent medical attention.
"Two thirds of Bangladeshi mothers that are still delivering at home at the hand of unskilled providers."
The World Bank pressed its campaign for universal health coverage at its spring meetings on Friday and sought ways to bridge a conflict over how best to raise healthcare at the same time as reducing disease and premature death.
The objective of the ceremony was to acknowledge and appreciate the commitment and efforts of LHWs and CMWs.
From risking their lives to quell an Ebola outbreak in Guinea or to stamp out polio in Pakistan to delivering millions of healthy babies from healthy mothers, health workers protect us, inspire us and enable us to thrive.