Catholics pledge reduced childbirth deaths


CATHOLIC Medical Mission Board (CMMB) says it will continue to provide the best health solutions to reduce deaths caused by childbirth.

Speaking during the board’s rebranding ceremony at Southern Sun Hotel yesterday CMMB country director Batuke Walusiku said the board had continued aiding countries world over through the provision of medicines and training of health workers.

She explained that last year the board made tremendous strides in safeguarding the lives of women and children and their communities.

‘’ CMMB is committed to bringing healthier lives worldwide and proud of our past accomplishments, in the last year we provided 444’566people with access to critical health services, distributed medical products and medications valued at $266miliion, trained 4, 734 health workers and improved access to safe water and sanitation for 5,731, ‘’ Ms Walusiku said.

She said the board would continue to provide the best possible health solutions to women and children through the deployment of resource, expertise, and relationships they acquired over 100years.

Ms Walusiku explained that the last few decades the CMMB witnessed dramatic progress in global health although women had continued to die.

She said estimates showed that over 800 women died daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy.

Ms Walusiku also stated that it was from those statistics that the CMMB grew their motivation to improve the welfare of women and children.

‘’ In the last few decades, we witnessed a dramatic progress in global health, however, it is still estimated that everyday around 800women die from largely preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 99 per cent of these deaths occur in developing countries, these staggering statistics motivate to renew our focus on improving the lives of women, children and their communities’’ she said.

Ms Walusiku said the board was thrilled to unveil their new identity that would reflect the work they did more accurately and emphasize on their accomplishments.

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