Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ward medical officers key to reducing child mortality rates

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Correspondent

Mwanza. Maternal health stakeholders have been urged to effectively engage ward and district health officers as another approach to reduce death among expectant mothers and under five children by 75 per cent as stipulated by the 2015 millennium development goals (MDGs) .

In addition, involvement of ward health officers in strengthening maternal health will improve availability of services rendered to pregnant women and children.

This can influence citizens to contribute their resources to implementing different projects geared toward improving health services.

The resolution was reached during a one day meeting organised by a Mwanza-based NGO, Tandabui Health Access Tanzania, THAT/ AFYA Radio.

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