mufakose maternity clinic.jpgGovernment is committed to reduce the rate of maternal mortality through the setting up of a board that will ensure the reduction.

 

The acceleration on reduction of maternal mortality board expects to raise $716 million within the next three years half of which will be spent on maternal health service delivery.

 

The accelerated reduction on child mortality board was launched by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare as part of efforts to fight maternal mortality. The board is to start a campaign to mobilise funds that are to benefit pregnant women and infants.

 

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Dr Gerald Gwinji said the mortality rate of pregnant women and infants, is too high and there is need to reduce it.

 

dpm khupe 060810.jpgCarma’s goodwill ambassador Deputy Prime Minister Ms Thokozani Khupe said they hope to improve maternal health by fundraising for blood as well as funds to pay for hospital fees for pregnant women and infants.

 

“The provision of good maternal health is ought to be the full responsibility of the government in the near future,” she said.

The first official campaign will be on the 24th of next month in Harare and will be targetted to appeal to the business people and political leaders to join in the fight against maternal mortality.