Government has called for an integrated approach in managing maternal ,new born and child health services.
Community Development ,Mother and Child Health Minister Emmerine Kabanshi says that it is vital for global health communities’ approach on health issues to be integrated to ensure delivery to the most needy.
The minister was speaking at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 2014 Child Survival Call to Action Forum under the theme “Acting to End Preventable Child and Maternal Death Round Table Discussion” in Washington DC.
The is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka June 27th by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s Embassy in Washington DC, Patricia Littiya.
Ms. Kabanshi observed that Zambia had made significant progress in achieving Millenium Development Goal number four which aims at reducing child mortality.
She said Zambia has seen significant reduction in under five and maternal mortality rates adding that preventive interventions such as increased immunisation, wide spread delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets and the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV has contributed to this reduction.
Ms. Kabanshi was joined by other health ministers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Nigeria for the panel discussion.