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Creating Chetna’ on safe motherhood

Good Evening friends,


I am going to matar as tomorrow is second Sunday of April. Manav Parivar is going to organizer their roution medical camp and I am going to give my free service over there. I read something interesting on times of india website. I like to share that news with you all. CHETNA, a ahmedabad base NGO is taking action towards safe motherhood.


More than 60% of pregnant women in Gujarat between 15 and 49 years are anaemic. Highlighting the barriers in maternal health in state and country, centre for health education, training and nutrition awareness (CHETNA), a non-government organisation based in Ahmedabad conducted a study and has listed lack of transport for medical access, high medical cost and other socio-cultural factors resulting into the poor state of maternal health.


This was done in relation with safe motherhood initiative, a world-wide effort that aims to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses associated with pregnancy and childbirth.


Founder director of CHETNA, Indu Capoor says, “More than 60 per cent of maternal deaths take place immediately after the delivery, with more than half occurring within a day. Every minute, a woman dies as a result of pregnancy or childbirth.”


On achieving safe motherhood, Capoor says, “Safe motherhood can be achieved by providing high-quality maternal health services to all women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.


“Care by skilled health personnel before, during, and after childbirth, emergency care for life-threatening obstetric complications, services to prevent and manage complications of unsafe abortion and family planning are some among others,” she said.