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May 2, 2012

Responsible Parenthood Needed To Reduce Maternal Mortality - Naadu Mills


The First Lady, Dr. Ernestina Naadu Mills has said there is the need to re-emphasize the need for responsible parenthood to reduce maternal mortality in the country.

She said the society must work together with government to fight teenage pregnancy and other social vices that often lead to needless deaths.

She made the call when the leadership of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association presented an Atlas of Birth which captures countries and their performance in tackling the fight against maternal mortality.

Dr. Naadu Mills, who has been campaigning for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in the society, had also focused her efforts on harnessing the needed resources to end the unfortunate manner many women lose their lives during child birth.

She reminded the Association that it is the sacred duty of the society to ensure that no woman faces an untimely death whiles giving life and called for a cohesive national building strategy with the support of key stakeholders to mobilize resources in support of maternal issues.

Dr. Ernestina Naadu Mills praised the Association for the work that they are doing and called for the formation and sharing of ideas in bringing to an end maternal mortality.

She also called on parents especially the fathers to involve themselves in the maternal affairs of their spouses and avoid staying aloof.

Source: GNA