Maternal mortality, a case of worry to EU

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 Source: GNA

The European Union (EU) Ambassador, Mr William Hanna, has expressed worry about the maternal and infant mortality in Ghana.

Speaking at Kandema in the Builsa North District of the Upper East during a durbar, he said statistics on maternal and infant mortality are worrying and something need to be done to reverse the trend.

“Ghana’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly Goal four and five is a major concern to the EU,” he indicated.

Mr Hanna the EU would deepen relations with the government by providing more support to help address the challenge.

He appealed to key stakeholders including service providers and other non-governmental organizations working in the health sector to double up their efforts.

Mr Hanna said a major stakeholder conference to be chaired by President John Dramani Mahama would be organised in Accra to chart the way forward at curbing maternal and infant mortality.

The EU is supporting the Presbyterian Health Service-North and the Christian Blind Mission to implement the Maternal Health Social Accountability Project in the Builsa North, Binduri and the Pusiga Districts of the Upper East Region which seeks to improve public responsiveness to maternal health.

The project which commenced in 2014 is expected to end in 2016.

Source: GNA