Safe Motherhood Week launched in Monze district

The Ministry of Health in Southern Province of Zambia has recently launched Safe Motherhood Week in Monze District

Safe Motherhood Week launched in Monze district, Image: facebook
Safe Motherhood Week launched in Monze district, Image: facebook

Zambia: The Ministry of Health in Southern Province of Zambia has recently launched Safe Motherhood Week in Monze District. The launch event for the week long festivities was hosted on Thursday, May 23.

The Southern Province is coming together to commemorate the week of spreading awareness about women being safe during and post pregnancy, The members of the Ministry of Health have shared their commitment to ensuring good health for the world be and new mothers of the province.

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Maternal health is emerging as one of the biggest mandates for many administrations in the world. The Province is celebrating the week-long celebration under the theme “Accelerating the call to action for the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths”.

The campaign started for the benefit of the expectant and new mothers of Southern Province has been funded by the United Nations Population Fund.

Southern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Yolanta Mutyambe delivered a brief address at the launch ceremony of the campaign. She noted that Safe Motherhood remains a key aspect of reproductive health.

The Permanent Secretary advocated on the importance of the event in front of all the attendants Furthermore, she also emphasized the need to ensure that expectant mothers receive the care they need throughout their period of pregnancy, and childbirth, as well as aftercare.

The launch event for tha campaign was attended by a number of heathcare stakeholders from the Ministry of health. At the event Mutyambe noted that the launch of Safe Motherhood Week coincided with the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

As per the medical experts, an Obstetric Fistula is a hole that develops between the birth canal and bladder. The issue is often caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. The condition results in leaking urine faecal matter from the womanhood.

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This year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula was commemorated under the theme “Breaking the Cycle: preventing Fistula Worldwide.”

Monze District Commissioner, Mwanza Malambo also delivered a brief address at the same event. He pledged continued commitment to working with the Ministry of Health in ensuring that expectant mothers deliver in a safe and secure environment.