Maternal Death KATH Records 108 Maternal Mortality

KATH recorded a total of 108 maternal deaths as against 126 recorded in 2013.

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Maternal deaths at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi reduced marginally last year.

The hospital recorded a total of 108 maternal deaths as against 126 recorded in 2013.

In a Daily Graphic  report, the institutional maternal mortality rate has therefore dropped from 1130.55 per 100,000 live births in 2013 to 1087.18 per 100,000 live births in 2014

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr Joseph Akpaloo, the reduction was a very remarkable achievement

Speaking at the performance review workshop of the hospital in Kumasi yesterday, Dr Akpaloo attributed the achievement to the establishment of a mini-intensive care unit at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Directorate.

Additionally, some specialists and consultants in the directorate have been attached to the leading peripheral health facilities in Brong Ahafo, Central, Western and Eastern regions to ease the pressure on KATH, he said.

Dr Akpaloo explained that arrangement to have some of the specialists attached to health facilities in the other regions formed part of the hospital’s initiatives under the Maternal Accelerated Framework (MAF) programme of the Ministry of Health designed to tackle the unacceptably high maternal mortality rates in the country.

He was hopeful that the early completion of the hospital's 38-year-old Maternal and Children's Block would further contribute to reducing the mortality rates.

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