Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi calls for integrated approach in managing child and maternal health in the global community
June 30, 2014 - Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi has called for an integrated approach in managing maternal, new born and child health.
Mrs. Kabanshi noted that it is vital for the broader global health communities approach on health issues to be integrated so as to ensure delivery to the most needy.
The Minister was speaking at the Ministerial program whose them was "Acting To End Preventable Child And Maternal Death Round Table Discussion" in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC, at the United States Agency for International development (USAID) 2014 Child Survival Call to Action Forum.
Mrs. Kabanshi observed that Zambia had made significant progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal number 4 which aims at Reducing Child Mortality.
She observed that Zambia has seen significant reduction in under five and maternal mortality rates adding that preventive interventions such as increased immunizations, wide spread delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs) and the prevention of mother to child HIV infection has contributed to this reduction.
Mrs. Kabanshi was joined by other health ministers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Nigeria for the panel discussion.
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