Protecting the Maternal Health and Rights of Women During Covid-19 Lockdown
The maternal health and rights of women is a significant public health issue that requires even more attention during the Coronavirus pandemic. Even as the focus of the public health system shifts towards tackling the pandemic, it is important that the rights of women to access quality maternal healthcare that is specific to their needs remains protected as supply chains undergo strains from the coronavirus pandemic response.
Safe pregnancies and childbirth depend on functioning health systems and access to proper healthcare. The directive by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency mandating all primary healthcare facilities to remain open for pregnant women is a welcome development. This will ensure that expectant mothers continue to have access to the care and services that is necessary for their health and general wellbeing.
Our midwives will continue to be on ground during the Coronavirus lockdown to offer essential support and services that are key to ensuring the health of mothers and their babies. Our classes will adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe. Our midwives can also be reached via phone calls and various Whatsapp platforms for specific ANC classes where they will continue to offer counsel and support