The Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival Initiative aims to reduce maternal and child mortality by training frontline health workers on care for pregnant women, newborns, and young children across South Sudan.
The greatest obstacle to quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) care in South Sudan is the lack of skilled MNCH care providers.
According to UNFPA representatives, South Sudan has only 5 obstetrician/ gynecologists, 3 pediatricians, and 8 certified midwives. This extreme lack of quality maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care providers results in high infant, under-five and maternal mortality rates.
Mwapusukeni. . .Thank God, you have survived
"When a woman gives birth, there are many places in Africa where they say, 'Mwapusukeni. . .Thank God, you have survived'", says Dr Thomas Burke, founder of Ujenzi Trust and . This 15-minute film offers a rare glimpse into remote villages in South Sudan as MGH teams lead innovative medical-training programs to reduce the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
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