Adansi-Asokwa District Health Directorate Record 0% Maternal Mortality And Still Birth

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One tragic complication associated with pregnancy either at delivery or after which is a family, national, and global concern is maternal mortality.

 Maternal mortality refers to the death due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. From 2000 to 2020, the global maternal mortality ratio(MMR) declined by 34%,  from 339!deaths to 223 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to UN inter-agency estimates.

The Adansi Asokwa District Health Directorate has shown remarkable rate of 0% in Maternal Mortality and still birth in the year 2023  according to the statistics revealed at their 2023 Annual Performance Review.

Revealing the circumstances leading to the successes chalked, the District Director of Health Services, David Kunta attributed it to some proactive measures put in place by the directorate which include prompt referral system, committed midwives and the remarkable  introduction of pregnancy school akin to Antenatal Care.

On referral he said many facilities fail to refer cases but the health directorate that cases which are beyond the control of the health facilities should be referred to the appropriate health facility at the right time.

 He said thr milestone achieved would not have been possible without the support from committed and dedicated midwives in their various facilities who are also a key players in this.

Mr. Kunta again said the directorate as part of measures to get rid of maternal mortality has introduced pregnancy school which is an updated form of ANC, this ensure that every pregnant woman in the district are enrolled onto this program which after completion(Delivery) awarded a certificate.

It came up that the National Health Insurance Authority is owing the district since 2021. David Kunta admitted that fact and called on the management of NHIA to come to their aid because the district is indebted to the regional medical stores which has to be settled.

On the increasing rate of family planning, he said the District has performed tremendously well which is above the National target of 40% with 48.7%.

The Health director made a passionate appeal to the government and prominent people from Adansi Asokwa that all their help facilities need a total renovation due to the current state of the structures. He again said staff accommodation is also a major challenge for the district as a result some health workers have to find solace in made shift facilities when posted to the district because they find it difficult to get a suitable place to stay which to some extent affect health servicing.

The program brought together all the Four Sub Districts: Aboabo, Anhwiaso, Asokwa and Fumso and also presented on their Achievements made under 2023.

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