Ministry launches ‘Safe Motherhood Year 2075’

Kathmandu

Apr 17, 2018-

The Ministry of Health has declared Nepali year 2075 as ‘Safe Motherhood Year’.Speaking at the launching of the fifth National Safe Motherhood Day-2075 at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in the Capital on Monday, Minister of State for Health Padma Aryal said the government has planned to observe the campaign for consecutive two years. 

The campaign has four phases.  The government sets a target of establishing a safe motherhood fund at every local level to be used during emergency maternity services, she said.

The ‘Safe Motherhood’ campaign includes screening women for cervical and breast cancer at all heath facilities, public awareness on motherhood along with the participation of adolescents, essays and debates, and young girls’ education on menstrual health and hygiene, and nationwide distribution of sanitary pads. The minister honoured five new mothers at the hospital. (RSS)

Published: 17-04-2018 06:47

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