Jirapa records zero maternal deaths in 3 years
Jirapa District in the Upper West Region has not recorded a single maternal death in the district for three years now.
Madam Florence Ansungmni, Municipal Health Director of Jirapa disclosed this during the Country Director of UNICEF, Ms Anne-Claire’s visit to the district to observe health facilities and health system of the area.
Madam Ansungmni revealed that hospital delivery was almost 100 per cent since every woman in the district gave birth in the health facilities.
This, she said, was due to the assistance received from UNICEF, stressing that some equipment and drugs had been supplied to the hospitals and clinics in the district.
The district director mentioned that, essential maternal, new born, child health and nutrition services were being rendered at the health facilities in the area.
Madam Ansunggmni indicated that UNICEF assisted in organising regular capacity building for nurses and midwives in the area which had gone a long way to enhance their performance.
The Country Director of UNICEF, Ms Anne-Claire assured health administrators of her commitment to continue extending help to them in order to improve lives of mothers and babies.
She said the future of every community depended on today’s children hence the urgent need to address the challenges facing mothers and new born babies.
Ms Dufay commended the nurses and midwives for their dedication to duty and urged them to continue with it.
She thanked the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council for partnering UNICEF to improve health status of children and women.
From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Jirapa