130 births with unsupervised deliveries every month
Quoting the Island Sun newspaper ï¿½ 11 June 2019
ï¿½One ï¿½hundred and thirty (130) births occur each month in the country reportedly attended to by unskilled health workers.
ï¿½This is according to the 2018 Health Core Indicator report from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).
ï¿½ï¿½The report indicates that in monitoring access to care and predicting maternal and infant health outcomes, nine percent of births are not attended to by skilled health workers.
ï¿½These skilled health workers are doctors, nurses, nurse aid or midwife.
ï¿½This means, that on average, 130 births take place each month without suitable health worker supervision and care.
ï¿½The report stated that 27 percent of all births occurring in Guadalcanal are done without adequate health worker supervision and 100 percent in Renbel ï¿½province.ï¿½
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