As Health Ministry Launches 4th National Health Fair Thursday, Unsafe Abortion IS One Of The Attributing Factors Of Maternal Mortality In Liberia,Health Officials Says


Health officials say unsafe abortion is one of the attributing factors for the increase in Maternal Mortality across the Country.

According to the coordinator of the maternal and new born death at the Ministry of Health Veronica Neblett Siafa many children mainly teenagers are giving birth at an early age at a point where their bodies are not ready for such task.

This she said leads to several health related complications including fistula and many others.
Currently she said the percentage is now about 30% as of the statistics from 2013 to now something she noted is alarming.

Madam Siafa indicated that they are working on some measures to help reduce such risk and or eradicate it making specific reference to family planning.

Mrs. Siafa noted that they have trained some midwives to help contribute meaningfully to said endeavor.
She said in the midst of their activities there are some challenges but they are working hard to address them.
The health official use the occasion to encouraged pregnant women to always seek health facilities for a better and professional health advice including bringing to birth healthy children for the overall good of Liberia.
Meanwhile, Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health will Thursday launch its 4th national Health Fair activities under the team: Stop Women and Babies from Dying.
The two days activities which will take place on the Old Road will see health workers randering free health related services to citizens of Liberia.
Some of the services will include: Blood, Sugar, HIV/ Aids testing among others.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the program the coordinator of health promotion Richard Zeon said the initiative by the Ministry is to educate and as well create awareness of some of the Ministry’s services to the people of Liberia.

He encouraged the general population to make use of the two days activities to ensure they know their respective health status.

Mr. Zeon said it is unfortunate for some people who are living but do not even know their blood type least to mentioned other health related issues,something he noted needs to be address now.