Mother and Child Health
INF launched its Maternal and Child Health programme in 2015 after it was recognised that unusually high rates of maternal and child mortality existed in certain districts. The goal of our programme is to improve the health of mothers and children under five-years old.
There are already stories of how it is benefitting mothers and children in the communities where we work.
One such story is from Junu, who was pregnant with her second child when INF staff met her. At the end of her pregnancy, Junu developed complications. At that time, her husband was working overseas and she had little other family support. INF staff accompanied Junu to her her home, offering her support and advice during this difficult time.
In spite of the problems that threatened Junu’s health, and that of her baby, Junu was able to successfully deliver a healthy baby boy. She is thankful to INF for their regular follow-up and help during her pregnancy.
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In areas of Dang District, for example:
- Maternal mortality rate – 157 per 100,000 live births
- Neonatal death rate – 20 per 1000 live births
- Perinatal death rate – 35+ per 1000 live births
- Since the programme started, an MCH clinic has been running weekly in all health posts of the district
- Since the programme started, a 24 hour delivery service has been provided from the birthing centre of all health posts