The World Medical Association believes that both a continuum of care and family empowerment is necessary to improve the health and well-being of the mother and child.
Public Health in India has changed over the last decade. India has entered a new era in public health during the past 10 years. The challenge going forward is to focus on Prevention, Support and Awareness of “Maternal and Child Health”.
In an encouraging sign of progress, we’ve seen a big increase in Health and Wellness Centers. Investing in Maternal and Child Health should be ‘The Nations Priority’. Potential and Early Learning of Care is recommended in order to reduce Mortality rates.
World Health Organization [WHO] commends India for its – Ground-Breaking Progress’ in recent years. The Global Decrease in Child and Maternal Deaths is one of the great achievements in International Development in recent decades.
Importance of “Awareness of Maternal and Child Health” –
Awareness among women about maternal mortality, is a very important step as a preventative measure to reduce its rate and to understand misconception of women’s knowledge about its issues.
To create a healthy future generation, we need healthy mothers. Pregnancy can provide an opportunity to identify existing health risks in women and to prevent future health problems for women and their children. During pregnancy, even a mild infection, can pose very high risks., as the immune system of the mothers are more vulnerable to infections. These infections can be transmitted to the infant through mother’s blood or the placenta, even before birth. Thus, it is important to prevent these infections through precautionary measures.
How can we improve Maternal and Child Health?
Well, simply by—-
*Laying the foundations for good prenatal care.
*Helping prevent mother to child transmission of HIV.
*Helping improve emergency obstetric care.
*Introducing programs that can help reduce mortality rates eg-UNICEF.
*Maintaining a community of healthy mothers and children.
The purpose of UNICEF program is to reduce mortality rate in Children under age 5, through vaccination programs, nutrition programs and other health care programs. When children are malnourished, have diarrheal diseases, respiratory diseases or epidemics like measles or polio —they pose a mortal danger.
Maternal Health is the health of a women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period. Maternal Health Care Services include antenatal care, delivery care and post- natal care services. Safe motherhood is an important part of reproductive health…….
According to WHO, by 2030, the goal is to reduce global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, which is part of the ‘Sustainable Developmental Goals’.
Therefore, Skilled Care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies.
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