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MoH and Development Partners provide capacity building to strengthen program for Maternal health surveillance

MoH and Development Partners provide capacity building to strengthen program for Maternal health surveillance

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DILI, 05 august 2023 (TATOLI)- Minister of Health and International development partners comprised of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Australian Fund for Foreign Affairs (DFAT), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Emergency Fund (UNICEF) provided capacity building to strengthen the implementation of Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Training (MPDSR) program across the territory of Timor-Leste.

General Director for Health service of Minister of Health, Odete Da Silva Viegas said that the training is provided for the nurses, and health staff who are working in the National Hospital of Guido Valadares (NHGV) and Referral Hospital in Baucau and Maliana.

“We are providing training for the establishment of a commission for Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Training (MPDSR), This program is needed to strengthen the system of control for the mother and baby who died in the health center or the community home,’’ General Director for health service of Minister of Health, Odete Da Silva Viegas told journalists, at Timor Hotel, Colmera, Tuesday.

This program was established in 2014, but it was revised in 2017 because still identified the increasing number of mothers and babies who died.

At one point, she emphasized that MoH and development partners should have a maternal death review to find out the reason of case continues to happen.

“Maternal Death review program is very much required to focus on verbal Autópsia or to conduct an interview for the mother and relative relating to this issue.,” she said.

In the same place UNFPA deputy manager in Timor-Leste, Domingas Bernardo said it is a very important program for health professional workers, who are coming from national referral hospitals to establish a commission to strengthen the maternal system which is focused on mothers and babies mortality rate in Timor-Leste.

“This system was established by the Minister of Health in 2014, however, it required to strengthened review of the mortality case for mother and baby in Timor-Leste. If pregnant women are not providing proper service, they can die during the delivery process. So this program is able to help health centers and hospitals to solve this issue,’’ She explained

Therefore, UNFPA continue providing maximal support for the maternal program to ensure more improvement for this program in the coming days.

It is known that the training of Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Training (MPDSR) program is provided for the health workers, who are coming from National Hospital of Guildo Valdares, (NHGV) Dili, Referral Hospital Horex Baucau, Hospital referral Maliana, and Health Center Gleno Ermera.

 

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sé

Editor: Nelia B.

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