Published By : 13 Oct 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
China’s efforts in reducing the rate of child and maternal mortality and the steps it took for improving women and children health has been recognized and appreciated by a research report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and PMNCH (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health). These global organizations have dubbed China as one of the “fast-track” countries who are aiming for the Millennium Development Goals 4 (efficient reduction in child mortality rates) and 5 (improving maternal health).
The WHO released a report titled “The Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health” in collaboration with other partners at a forum organized in Johannesburg almost a year ago. The report stressed the fact that despite economic and political challenges it is possible to significantly reduce the rate of maternal and child mortality and obtain incredible improvements in the reproductive health and rights. The report studied 10 countries that mobilized their actions across society with the help of valuable data to drive decisions and take care of unique circumstances. It was observed that across the ten “fast-track” countries there were 2.4 million lesser child deaths, and the total number maternal deaths in 2013 reduced by over 70,000, with 1990 being the base year taken into account.
Maternal mortality in China alone decreased from 80 per 100,000 in 1991 to 23 per 100,000 in 2013. The report studies how some of the poorest countries in the world were able to bring down the mortality rates in mothers and newborns. The other fast-track countries that achieved success in their goals included Cambodia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nepal, Lao PDR, Peru, Vietnam, and Rwanda.
The Chinese government as well kept no stones unturned to ensure better healthcare facilities to the children and the maternal population of the country. They introduced several new healthcare policies and standards to ensure that mothers and children receive best healthcare support