VIENTIANE, 12 ,. 7 — The Un Population Fund (UNFPA) provided the Lao Secretary of state for Health with professional midwifery equipment, bags, and uniforms on Friday to aid the nation’s Skilled Birth Attendance (Small business administration) Development Plan.
With the Small business administration program it’s expected that through the finish of the year, Laos, certainly one of Southeast Asia’s least developed nations, may have over 500 accredited midwives employed in the sector, the majority of whom will be delivered to rural health centers.
Ultimately Laos expects to possess at least one midwife in each and every health center where they’ll offer the surrounding district, and three in each and every District Hospital. The Small business administration program is made to lessen the infant and maternal mortality of the nation, that is greater compared to the neighboring nations.
The present maternal mortality rate in Laos is 357 in each and every a hundred 1000. Laos is striving to achieve its Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5) of 260 in each and every a hundred 1000 by 2015.
UNFPA Representative to Laos Esther Muia told a press conference on Friday that reaching this ambitious target would require “an extensive method of maternal health including family planning, care throughout pregnancy, giving birth including emergency obstetric care and after that.”
The 310 midwifery bags provided by the UNFPA will grant Lao midwives the fundamental equipment to supply services within their towns. The uniforms are made to make sure they are more visible locally and boost the pride of those critical health employees.
Lao Secretary of state for Health Minister Eksavang Vongvichit stated “the midwifery bags are another thing for his or her (the midwives) performance and there’s a method to achieve MDG5 in 2015.”
As a whole the gear and uniforms count around 38,000 U.S. dollars.[db:内容2]