99.3% OF PREGNANT WOMEN GIVE BIRTH AT HEALTH FACILITIES THAN WITH TBAs IN SISSALA EAST

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More pregnant women in the Sissala East District are seen to believe in the District’s health system and therefore visit health facilities to give birth than Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). This brought about improvement in antenatal care, skilled delivery, postnatal and Family Planning Services.
Statistics captured in a speech read by Dennies Bayuo on behalf of the DCE last week reveals that 106.5% pregnant women visited health facilities for care in 2017 compared 106.1% in 2016 and 98.6% in 2015. This according to the DCE is a great feat as 99.3 percent of the pregnant women were delivered of their babies at health facilities with only 16 representing 0.7 percent being delivered by TBAs.
In a district challenged in terms of midwives, skilled delivery coverage improved from 87.7 percent in 2016 to 89.2 percent in 2017. The achievement came about as a result of posting more midwives and citing of some CHPS zones coupled with continues engagement of the Traditional Birth Attendants to identify and refer women in labour to the health system for delivery service. It is also a reason why the District recorded Zero maternal death in 2017.
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