In the last few decades,Nigeria has improved access to maternal and child health services to ensure the health of every woman and newborn by use of evidence based interventions. Maternal and Child Health The major challenge for reproductive health in Nigeria is maternal mortality. The three main reproductive health indicators are skilled birth attendance, contraceptive prevalence rate and adolescent birth. […]
The government initiatives related to public health in Lesotho focus on maternal and child health services by eradicating life threatening diseases like HIV/AIDs, Malaria, tuberculosis, etc. The challenge lies in providing high qualityhealth care in the small and landlockednation ofLesotho. Maternal and Child Health Thegovernment has taken initiative toimprovematernal and child health along with combatingHIV/AIDs, Malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases. […]
The Government of Malawi and Ministry of Health focuses on improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health by preventing maternal and child deaths at district and central level. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Malawi has shown to have highest neonatal and maternal mortality rate in Africa. Poor maternal health increases premature births, reduces birth-weight and negatively impacts neonatal outcomes. Women during […]
The awareness about health is increasing however most developing countries are not able to meet the targeted goals of reducing child and maternal mortality. Mostly due to inadequate access to health services and lack of awareness. Countries such as India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Srilanka need to increase quality of both and maternal child care by increasing financial incentives for health care […]
Ghana continues to be burdened by high rates of maternal mortality, obesity and prevalence of anaemia due to low utilization and accessibility of family planning services, socio-cultural practices and belief systems. Maternal and Child Health Status Studies on reproductive, health and nutrition in mothers, newborns, children and adolescents revealed high maternal mortality, prevalence of anemia among pregnant women and adolescent […]
Somali authorities have made efforts to improve maternal and child health but the existing challenges of food insecurity, lack of safe drinking water or sanitation facilities and poor healthcare services has worsened the situation of malnutrition, child and maternal mortality.
Maternal and child undernutrition in developing countries receiving inadequate support is not only unfortunate in terms of growth and development of the country as a whole but also in terms of global upliftment of the human race. It is primarily because of lack of education as well as monetary independence primarily amongst women. However, these reasons are not justifiable as […]
Maternal and child health have been largely overlooked aspects of healthcare systems leading to major risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This could be attributed to lack of education and unavailability of adequate health-care facilities such as skilled personnel, infrastructure, medicines and emergency care when needed. As per the maternal mortality fact sheet published by World Health Organization (WHO) in […]