Excessive bleeding causes 22pc maternal deaths: reportBangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka
Excessive bleeding is one of the most common causes of pregnancy-related maternal death which is accounting for 22 per cent in Bangladesh.
Quoting data from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, a report prepared by Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme stated, ‘14 million women in developing countries experience bleeding after delivery called post-partum hemorrhage where in Bangladesh 22 per cent pregnancy-related maternal deaths occur for this reason’.
The report was presented Friday, the second day of a four-day regional meeting on child and maternal survival titled ‘Make Every Mother and Baby Count’ began at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka Thursday.
The meeting has been arranged to find effective solutions from each others to cut the morbidity and mortality of mothers and newborns in Asia.
The Save the Children and the USAID under their flagship programme Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme in cooperation of the government of Bangladesh hosted the event, which is likely to have a far-reaching impact on child and mothers survival in Asia.
Representatives from different countries highlighted the reduction of mortality rate in their countries after taking effective initiatives and the future plans for more reduction.
Representative of World Health Organisation Dr Monir Islam, Dr Sadia Fayeq Ayoubi of Afghanistan, Dr Naresh Pratap KC from ministry of health and population of Nepal, Dr Bushra Alam of the World Bank, Dhaka, and Dr Richard Greene of USAID, among others, exchanged their views on the issue and the initiatives taken for further reduction.
The Cambodian deputy prime minister, Yin Chhay Ly, said maternal mortality declined from 472 per 100,000 live births in 2005 to 206 live birth in 2010 in his country.
He said, ‘despite the improvement of maternal and child health, the government is still committed to reducing the number of maternal deaths and place maternal and child health as a top priority for Cambodia’.
The participants discussed the statistics of the causes of post-partum hemorrhage, how it can be managed in the community levels and the management of excessive bleeding during delivery.
More than 400 delegates from 18 countries in the meeting are putting attention to post-partum hemorrhage and pre eclampsia of childbearing mothers to save more lives from such problems.
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