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HomeHealth & FitnessUTH MUMS, BABIES GET HELP

UTH MUMS, BABIES GET HELP

UNICEF in partnership with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) yesterday handed over maternal and new-born health equipment valued at US$64, 184 to Women and Newborn Teaching Hospital at UTH.

Once fully operational the equipment for emergency obstetric theatre, patient monitors, anaesthesia machine and new-born resuscitair among others, will reduce the waiting time for C-sections and emergency obstetric procedures.

“This is very timely as it addresses one of the critical equipment gaps for emergency obstetric care at the Women and Newborn Hospital that was identified as a high-priority area to be addressed for improving maternal and new-born survival,” Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Lackson Kasonka said.

Under the partnership with Sweden, UNICEF is supporting improved coverage and essential new-born care, including procurement of medical equipment and training of doctors and nurses to strengthen essential new-born care services.

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