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Experts body calls for accelerated efforts to reduce maternal, newborn deaths and still births
eMediNexus,  27 January 2019
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An expert group has called for strengthening and expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, to reduce deaths of mothers and babies, which despite substantial decline in recent years continues to be at unacceptable levels.

“Though millions of lives are now being saved due to efforts in recent years, it is unacceptable that mothers or babies continue to die from preventable causes. We must focus on neglected sexual and reproductive health issues such as post pregnancy family planning, comprehensive abortion care, and prevention and management of cervical cancer,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, at the South-East Asia Region’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting for women’s and children’s health, in New Delhi… (SEAR/PR/1705, Jan. 21, 2019)

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