To reduce under-five mortality rate, there is a need for huge investment in health services for pregnant women and the newborn baby, including the prevention of preterm births and stillbirths and scale-up of effective low-cost interventions, it stated.
Bubble CPAP -- in which bubbling water is involved in generating the pressure -- is regarded as especially effective for newborns. It's noninvasive, with a nasal mask or nasal prongs delivering the warm, moisturized oxygen and air mixtures.
Dr. Hanifah Sengendo of Save the Children Uganda says empowering mothers is the best solution for child survival. “The good news is that we know the causes but we also know what works for children to have a higher survival rate.”
Once parents experience skin to skin, these fears go away once they realize that it’s the most fabulous feeling in the world because they see the baby’s response to it. The baby’s oxygen levels and temperature will improve once he or she is resting on a parent.
Demographic Health Survey states that only 32 percent of total deliveries are attended by medical personnel.
Health officials express concern that mothers who should be on ARV treatment are not seeking seeking care.
Muzaffar Shah, a shopkeeper from Kabul, sits in a hospital waiting room, desperate for news. He has travelled nearly 300 km to get to the capital of northern Pakistan, where his wife is now in intensive care.
In this opinion piece, Irene Nabusoba discusses the challenges to solving the social stigma of AIDS in Uganda and how to help prevent mother-to-child transmission.
The District Health Officer cited cultural beliefs as one of the factors that is forcing some men not to escort their wives to antenatal clinics to access PMTCT.
The analysis said cause of infant death such as birth asphyxia can be drastically reduced through delivery at a health institution, under the care of medical professionals.