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Reduce infant mortality: Midwives reminded

November 29, 2014 7:13 pm

Mid-wives play one of the most important role in ensuring safe motherhood and healthy delivery of babies.

Expectant mothers have been assured their lives and their newborns will be in safe hands.

President of Fiji’s Midwifery Society Annual Scientific Conference Aliote Galuvakadua says they have access to necessary midwifery services to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

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“We’re there to assist women who are pregnant during pregnancy, even delivery at birth and even 6 weeks after birth which is postpartum period and be competent to be able to assist mothers throughout that period. And also in looking after babies immediately after birth.”

With more than three hundred midwives practising around the country, the Association is reminding all those practising to get their annually license.

“We’re expected to be paying license fees so in order to also do that we need to attain about 20 CPD points every year before we pay our license and given the license to practice so this is vital for our members to be able to achieve those 20 points. "

The biggest task for the Association remains-to reduce infant mortality rates

This can only be reduced by creating awareness on the importance of early health checks, educating mothers to be of complications during pregnancy, good family planning and ensuring they stay healthy.

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