H6 Joint Mission Concludes Go to to Liberia, Requires Pressing Motion to Cut back Maternal and New child Mortality

H6 Joint Mission Concludes Go to to Liberia, Requires Pressing Motion to Cut back Maternal and New child Mortality

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H6 Joint Mission Concludes Go to to Liberia, Requires Pressing Motion to Cut back Maternal and New child Mortality

Mr. Joseph N. Boakai , President of the Republic of Liberia, during the H6-SRMNCH Mission debriefing at the Executive Mansion in Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA, MAY 3 – The United Nations (H6) joint mission has concluded its go to to Liberia, highlighting the pressing want for motion to fight the excessive burden of accelerating maternal and new child deaths within the nation. The delegation revealed that 1,100 ladies and eight,510 new child die yearly throughout childbirth in Liberia.

Dr. Anshu Banerjee, H6 Mission Group Lead – WHO’s Director of the Division of Maternal, New-born, Baby, and Adolescent Well being and Ageing in Geneva, emphasised the gravity of the state of affairs, stating, “Eleven hundred ladies die yearly in Liberia giving delivery, and naturally, no lady ought to be dying giving delivery.

The delegation expressed considerations over the rise in new-born mortality charges and the alarming variety of stillbirths, attributing these tragedies to a scarcity of high quality care throughout childbirth and antenatal care, amongst different components.

Dr. Banerjee outlined particular targets to scale back maternal and new-born mortality, emphasizing the necessity to improve entry to healthcare providers, cut back excessive out-of-pocket expenditure for well being providers, enhance well being infrastructure, and enact authorized frameworks to deal with gender-based violence, feminine genital mutilation, baby marriages, and teenage pregnancies, amongst different points.

Talking throughout a briefing session on the Govt Mansion with the H6 group and Heads of UN companies of the H6 partnership, H.E. President Joseph Boakai, stated the problems highlighted by the H6 Mission are of nationwide significance in step with the ARREST agenda, “As a authorities, we’re dedicated to creating issues flip round. We decide to being a accountable society that can look out for our ladies and kids. It’s our problem, and now we have the manpower, dedication, and goodwill to make sure that we make this a document of the previous.” In the meantime. H.E. President Joseph Boakai has lauded the group for conducting such an vital train.

In an earlier interplay, Liberian lawmakers acknowledged the severity of the disaster and pledged to collaborate with the manager department of presidency to deal with it. Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Honourable J. Fonati Koffa reaffirmed the Legislature’s dedication to supporting the well being sector, citing the latest substantial enhance within the well being finances as proof of their dedication to constructing a resilient healthcare system.

Ms. Consolation Lamptey, UN RC ai, and UN Ladies Liberia Consultant famous the necessity to make sure that the $80 million {dollars} allotted to the well being sector within the nationwide finances prioritises investments to scale back the excessive charges of maternal mortality.

Dr. Clement Peter, WHO Liberia Consultant, added, “We have to translate these suggestions into workable actions for implementation within the subsequent 6 years and be certain that these numbers are decreased to acceptable levels- that is doable if we’ll work collectively.

Mr. Andy Brookes, UNICEF Consultant in Liberia, emphasised, “This isn’t nearly information and numbers; it’s about actual individuals’s lives. We got here with a message of urgency, and the consensus across the desk speaks of dedication.

UNFPA Consultant Bidisha Pillai counseled the First Woman, in her position as Maternal and New child Well being Champion, the Minister of Well being, and the legislators for his or her dedication to decreasing maternal, new child, and baby mortality. She burdened that the UN H6 companions will proceed to assist Liberia’s efforts to save lots of lives and obtain the health-related nationwide agenda and Sustainable Growth Targets.

The federal government of Liberia with assist from companions is dedicated to accelerating the discount of maternal, new child, and baby deaths in Liberia. 

The mission additionally emphasised the significance of inter-sectoral coordination and the linkages to the ARREST agenda, which focuses on Agriculture, Roads, Rule of Legislation, Schooling, Sanitation, and Tourism. The mission counseled the elevated finances allocation for well being; nonetheless, burdened the necessity for well timed disbursement and efficient expenditure monitoring, elevated entry to free schooling as much as highschool for all, significantly making the hyperlink between women dropping out and teenage being pregnant, empowerment and significant engagement of adolescents and youth in coverage making and implementation of youth-friendly providers, and enchancment of dwelling circumstances and infrastructure.

The H6 partnership stays steadfast in its dedication to supporting Liberia in attaining its healthcare objectives and making certain that no lady dies whereas giving life and that kids ought to be born and reside wholesome lives and obtain their fullest potential.

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