Govt will stand with you, Gwajima assures midwives

08May 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Govt will stand with you, Gwajima assures midwives

THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Dorothy Gwajima has assured midwives that the government will continue to stand with them to enable them perform their duties to ensure women deliver their babies safely.

Dr. Gwajima made the remarks on Wednesday this week when speaking about the 2021 International Midwives Day themed: “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives” commemorated on May 5 each year. She praised midwives and all stakeholders who made the commemoration a success, especially the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that deals with population issues. “UNFPA has always been supporting us to ensure we perform better with the agenda which they supervise well in regard to world population and better living, including issues of health. “Today we shall be directing great efforts to analyse all UN priorities and its 17 SDGs, with Goal Number 3 concerning how we are dealing with people’s health and our community development.” She added: “Midwives understand today’s theme that say we should be guided by statistics, as this is an important area that would enable us to assess ourselves whether we will attain the goals by 2030.’ She said: “The goals we have set for ourselves – that maternal deaths should be eradicated, it must not come a time when a pregnant woman goes to deliver but in the process both her and the baby die.”

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