Maternal Health

WHAT WE SEEK TO TACKLE:

Our ambitious goal is to get rid of Maternal Mortality especially in the Rural Settings, by focusing on these three most important areas indicated below:

1. CONFRONTING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CAUSES OF MATERNAL MORTALITY:

This is mostly due to Geographical, Economic, Social disadvantages and Cultural beliefs that hinder individual’s quest to access or seek health care during pregnancy and childbirth. These are also Community Risk Factors, and they independently result in the Three – Delays Model.

  • Poverty
  • Distance to facilities
  • Lack of information
  • Inadequate and poor quality services
  • Cultural beliefs and practices

2. PREVENTING INDIRECT OBSTETRIC DEATHS

Every pregnant woman is considered to be ‘At-Risk’ of developing a complication.

There are series of medical activities to be undertaken with the aim of determining pre-existing medical conditions of women – before and during pregnancy, as well as after childbirth.

We therefore, look out for the under-listed Indirect Medical Risk Factors that contribute to Maternal Mortality, and which to some extent can also trigger Obstetric Complications, then we activate appropriate responses.

COMMON INDIRECT MEDICAL RISK FACTORS

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart disease ,Kidney Disease, Cholesterol, Anemia, Malaria,  Infections, Obesity,  Poor Nutrition, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol

OUR ACTIVITIES WOULD ALSO HAVE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON –

The Common Direct Causes/ Obstetric Complications of Maternal Mortality and   Morbidity.

Below are some of the known life-threatening medical conditions that can lead to Maternal and Child Mortality, as well as Maternal Morbidity. Any of these may occur during pregnancy, labor or childbirth:

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Miscarriage
  • Maternal Sepsis, and Postpartum sepsis / Puerperal sepsis
  •  Obstructed Labor or Labor Dystocia
  • Preterm or Pre-mature birth

HOW WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN

We achieve this overall agenda by supplementing our   SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL INTERVENTION APPROACH with essential Medical Activities using Our Broad Strategy.

We defy barriers, traveling on the less traveled routes, Investigate, Find the problem, Intervene, and Blow the Whistle.

3. AVOIDING DIRECT OBSTETRIC DEATHS

Common Direct Causes of Maternal Mortality requires Skilled, Timely, Professional and Proper management of complications. These, with the availability and use of appropriate medical materials.

Applying our Safety- Net protocols, we Collaborate and Mediate to mitigate Health Service Risk Factors responsible for Direct Obstetric Deaths.