REDUCING MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR MOZAMBIQUE

One of the main challenges facing the Mozambican Health Ministry in 2017 is to reduce the levels of maternal and infant mortality, says Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide.

He was speaking to reporters after presenting baby clothes to the first infant born at Maputo Central Hospital (HCM) in the New Year. The baby, a boy weighing about four kilogrammes, was born at just one minute past midnight.

Saide said that improving conditions in the health system was fundamental to reducing maternal mortality, and he listed a series of measures taken by the government to achieve these improvements.

We have been increasing the number of maternity facilities and equipping them. We have ensured that there are workers and community transport which can guarantee that these women have access to the health units, he added.

We have been making intervention to limit illness which can be fatal to women, such as post-partum haermorrhages.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK