Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu-Mills has urged midwives, community health nurses and other health professionals to educate pregnant and nursing mothers on the provisions of quality newborn healthcare for their babies.
Ghana’s First Lady, Ernestina Naadu Mills has expressed optimism that death rates among women and infants will minimize drastically in the coming years as a result of the successful completion of the Neo-natal Survival Programme.
The Neonatal Survival Pilot Project Programme was to recognise danger signs related to pregnancy and child birth as well as the newborns.
Included is equipment for helping children and new born babies to breathe, blood pressure apparatus, mini laboratory set for performing aperture surgery for women and other gynaecological examination and surgical kit.
When Regina Obeng visited the premature baby unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, in the late 1980s she noticed a disturbing pattern: babies would die within a short time of being admitted.