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Improving Maternal Health Care Systems

It is no doubt that the major cause of the high mortality rates is the poor state of the health systems. The health providers needs to be trained on emergency obstetric care to improve maternal health care. Providing medical centres with surgical equipment and supplies must be improved. this is the only way they will be able to handle emergencies.

Training more health providers will also increase access even to the remote areas. The cost of investing in maternal health care should not matter as long as the countries work to save lives.

Ensure access to maternal health systems.

Death is prevalent among women in rural areas due to lack of access to medical facilities. This happens as they have limited medical practitioners to help them. They are also not able to afford the health care or be able to travel to them.

It is a waste of resources improving the facilities when those who should benefit cannot. This means that in addition to the health systems, other complimentary amenities must also be improved.

Providing incentives to health providers.
Several people do not think it is right for money to be a motivation to health providers. The truth is that a good pay package is indeed a big motivation. Given good payment, several people will join hence reducing the current deficit.

Brain drain is another problem in the health sector. A good number of professionals leave to the developing world in search of better wages and working conditions. Paying the health providers well is the way to address the brain drain problem.

Improve nutrition
Providing proper nutrition will help reduce maternal mortality. There are several problems associated with poor nutrition like, wasting, micronutrients deficiencies, stunted fetal growth, and sub-optimal breastfeeding, which can be solved by providing proper nutrition.

Lack of proper nutrition will increase the number of women who suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, mostly Vitamin A, zinc, iron, and iodine. Severe maternal anemia increases severity to shock which can lead to heart attack and death.

Lack of proper nutrition increases the risk of catching infectious diseases which might lead to death hence the high rate of maternal mortality. Poor sanitation and hygiene cause diseases by increasing pathogens in the environment which is passed to a human when they ingest the contaminated water and food.

Engaging Private Organizations

Private organizations are important in fighting the high mortality rates Structures should be out in place to enable the private sector work. One of the ways the private sector can get involved in the fight to reduce high maternal mortality in developing countries is providing family planning services.

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