Anambra State Government through the State Ministry of Health is partnering with Private healthcare providers across the state to end maternal mortality.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike said that Governor Charles Soludo’s led administration is adopting a holistic approach to end maternal mortality in the state.
Dr Obidike said this during a maternal mortality review meeting with private caregivers at the Ministry of Health Conference Hall, Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, the state capital.
Maternal mortality or pregnancy related death is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of pregnancy.
The most common direct causes of maternal injury and death are excessive blood loss, infection, high blood pressure and obstructed labour; as well as indirect causes such as Anaemia, Malaria and Heart diseases.
The commissioner explained that the essence of all the engagement was to drastically put an end to deaths among pregnant women during childbirth.
Earlier, the State Reproductive Health Coordinator, Dr Uju Okoye said, ’’this is the first time such meeting is being held in the state.
’’This review meeting will help the state government to know where to come in, where the problems are coming from and know how to collectively tackle it.”
Dr Okoye commended the commissioner for initiating the first, ever maternal mortality review meeting in the state.
According to her, the state recorded 20 deaths from January to June mostly from hard-to-reach areas.