International Day of the Midwife launched in Techiman

Health International Day of the Midwife launched in Techiman
MAY 6, 2022 LISTEN

The national launch of the 2022 International Day of the Midwife has taken place at Techiman in the Bono East region with a call for quality midwifery care nationwide to assist in improving sexual, reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health.

The Bono East Regional Minister, Kwasi Adu-Gyan, who made the call noted that government is committed to investing heavily in the training of more midwives for the improvement of maternal and newborn health outcomes.

“The inadequacy within the maternal health care system in Ghana is worrisome and I wish to encourage the Ghana Health Service to continue its good work and forge ahead to ensure better health services for all women and children, especially in the rural areas.

“What could be more beautiful, rewarding and refreshing than helping to bring new life into the world? …We still do not have midwives to man some of the CHPS Compounds in the region and the Country at large,” he stated.

The minister expressed the hope that this year’s edition will offer midwives the platform to review their work and map out strategies to effectively deliver on their mandate.

About the day

Since 1992, International Midwives’ Day has been held on 5th May. The Day is observed to honour the work of our hardworking midwives and promote awareness about their importance in providing crucial care to mothers and their new born babies.

It also offers us an opportunity to recognize the efforts of midwives in making the world a better place.

Midwives have faced adversity and risked their lives to offer excellent care to families and communities over the years in Ghana and it is proper that they are celebrated to acknowledged their contributions to the health and wellbeing of women and newborn babies.

The Theme for this year's celebration is “100 Years of Progress, Transforming Midwifery Leadership in Ghana.”

Richard Kofi Boahen
Richard Kofi Boahen

Brong Ahafo Regional ContributorPage: RichardBoahen

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