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Chipata DC worried about maternal health

CHIPATA District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu says the district has continued to perform below par in maternal health because most expectant mothers do not seek health services from public health institutions.
Mr Kalunga said that the district has so far recorded six maternal deaths this year.
He was speaking during a traditional leaders’ meeting on maternal health in Chipata recently.
“Regrettably, Chipata district has continued to perform below par in
maternal health due to low demand for antenatal coverage which was at 83 percent in 2017.
“It has remained below 90 percent of the national target while institutional deliveries is stagnant at 73 percent,” he said.
Mr Zulu, however, said the Ministry of Health has come up with a strategy to READ MORE



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