Enhancing Operations in Maternal Health Care Systems
Low standards of the health care system is the major cause of maternal mortality. Training health providers on emergency obstetric care is vital in improving health care. The medical centres needs to have enough surgical supplies and equipment. This will enable them handle emergencies.
Access to medical care in the remote areas is enhanced by training more health providers. Even though investing in the maternal care systems can seem to be an expensive affair to the developing countries, it must be prioritized to save the lives lost annually.
Ensure access to maternal health systems.
Lack of access to health care most so among the women in the rural areas has put them at risks of death during and after delivery. they do not have qualified medical practitioners. The cost of health care is too much for them neither can they get to the facilities.
There is no need improving maternal healthcare systems when the people who need them cannot have the access. Apart from health systems, the other amenities must also be improved.
Appreciating the health providers.
Several people do not think it is right for money to be a motivation to health providers. In reality, most of them consider good payment as a motivation. Given good payment, several people will join hence reducing the current deficit.
The other problem that the health sector faces is a brain drain. A good number of professionals leave to the developing world in search of better wages and working conditions. In order to address the issue on brain drain, the health providers should be paid well.
Provide proper nutrition
Encouraging proper nutrition intake is a way to reduce maternal mortality rate. 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.
Malnutrition also increases mortality rate through increased susceptibility to infectious diseases and increasing the duration and severity of diseases. Another cause of diseases is poor sanitation where fecal pathogens in the environment is passed to the humans when they consume contaminated food and water.
Engaging Private Organizations
Private organizations have a huge role to play in the fight against maternal mortality. Structures should be out in place to enable the private sector work. Providing family planning is one of the services the private sector can provide to help reduce maternal mortality.