By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May 20: There is a need to strengthen the production and skills of mid-wives manpower to reach a target of reducing the maternal mortality rate in the country.
While addressing the 12th Annual General Assembly of Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal, Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, chairperson of the Federation, said that in order to reach the target of reducing the maternal mortality rate to 70 per lakh by 2030, there is a need to strengthen the manpower and skills of midwives to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Nepal.
“Producing 10,590 to reach the target is not enough, so government needs to work on it,” she said in the programme held on Thursday.
Dr. Ram Padarath Bichha, a member of the National Planning Commission, praised SMNF for their contribution to reducing the maternal mortality rate in the country.
Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal was established in 1996, with the initiation of 26 social workers, to address the problems related to maternal mortality and newborn health. SMNF is ensuring that the right to safe motherhood is upheld for all women in Nepal.