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 […]