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Maternal deaths prevention campaign taken to Berbice

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry has taken its countrywide training programme to Berbice, as efforts continue to eliminate maternal deaths caused by haemorrhage.Zero maternal deaths by haemorrhage is an initiative of the Pan America Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), along with its Latin Centre for Perinatology, Women’s and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR), to prevent maternal deaths by postpartum haemorrhage.According to research conducted by the Public Health Ministry and PAHO, postpartum haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal death in Guyana. As a result of this, several training sessions have been executed in Regions One, Three and Four.The three-day session, which targeted midwives, doctors, gynaecologists andSome of the participants at the Public Health Ministry trainingcommunity health workers, began on Monday in the Regional Health Services boardroom, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).PAHO’s representative, Ulex Fung is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying that the Organisation was satisfied with the collaboration between the Ministry and PAHO to implement the training sessions.Fung noted that the initiative also worked towards empowering women, so their rights and preferences are respected, and they are encouraged to seek timely qualified medical care. She emphasised that training for health-care professionals served to reduce the number of cases and ensure timely and effective treatment for cases that do occur.The PAHO representative further highlighted that the participants would be introduced to an electronic system known as “Prenatal information system plus” used to store data belonging to patients.The Public Health Ministry will be taking the programme to Regions Two and Seven soon.last_img read more

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