Efforts to combat maternal mortality in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa district in the central region is yielding results as the foremost hospital in the area records a 52% reduction in still births which could have increased the rate of maternal deaths in the area.
The ‘Our Lady of Grace’ hospital at Breman Asikuma which recorded 102 still births in the year 2013 saw a reduction in the rate in the year 2015 as 42 cases were recorded at the facility.
The figure is expected to go down this year, according to the doctor in charge of the hospital as adequate measures have been put in place to ensure this feat.
Dr. Francis Bentil attributed the cause of deaths to lateness on the part of mothers in reporting to the facility.
In an interview with our Central Regional Correspondent, Dr. Francis Bentil attributed their feat in bringing about the reduction to sound collaboration between the various stakeholders in the area especially commercial drivers and Traditional Birth Attandants (TBAs).
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