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BMCHH achieves 50% reduction of maternal death in 2021

Jan 31, 2022, 12:45 PM | Article By: Isatou Cessay-Bah

Officials at Bundung Maternal and Child Health Hospital formally called Jammeh Foundation have disclosed that the hospital recorded 50% maternal death reduction in 2021.

The data also showed that the hospital only recorded 3 maternal deaths in 2021 and 6 maternal deaths the year before.

This information was disclosed by hospital officials on Thursday during its maternity data presentation and award ceremony of outstanding staffers. The presentation was held at the hospital conference hall.

According to hospital officials, their target is to reach zero maternal deaths in the coming years.

The data also showed that the hospital registered 98% live births in both 2020 and 2021 with skilled attendance increasing from 89% to 93% in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Dr. Mama Sankareh encouraged the hospital board of directors to continue working closely with their management to ensure standards are improved and maintained at all times for the provision of quality health care and patient outcomes.

Dr. Sankareh also challenged other departments of the hospital to support activities that would improve quality of standards in their various departments for better patient outcome.

She urged them to work as a unified entity to ensure gains made are sustained for posterity.

She thanked the senior management and board of directors of the hospital for dedicating their time and energy to the service of the institution.

“We have embarked on a journey of transforming the health service delivery system of this country into a model that serves the interest of the people of this country,” she stated.

Amie Njie, a senior midwife at the hospital, appealed to Government to provide the hospital with more medical officers, midwives as well as additional capacity for admission at wards.

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