Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi says government is committed to reducing child and maternal mortality in Zambia
June 30, 2014 - Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi says her government is committed to reducing incidences of Maternal and child mortality in the county.
The Minister observed that government had responded to the call by increasing medical facilities in rural parts of Zambia that were mostly affected by incidence of high maternal and child deaths.
Mrs. Kabanshi was speaking from the Atrium Hall in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC, at the United States Agency for International development (USAID) 2014 Child Survival Call to Action Forum.
The Minister joined several ministers from African and Asian countries who are in the US capital to deliberate on developments made by various countries in reducing incidences of maternal and child deaths.
Mrs. Kabanshi commended agencies such as USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for their support towards saving the lives of newly born children and their mothers through provision of relevant medical tools.
Also attending the forum are Permanent Secretary Prof. Elwin Chomba, and the Deputy Director of Child Health Dr. Penny Kalesha
Meanwhile Mrs. Kabanshi said Zambians have a responsibility to market the country and stressed the need for every Zambian to be patriotic and put Zambia first.
The minister was speaking in Washington DC when she paid a courtesy call on Zambia's Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda at the Zambian Embassy.
Hon Kabanshi who briefed the diplomats on the developments in Zambia said the government was in the process building more health centers especially in rural areas as this would help save the lives of mothers and babies.
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