Georgia announces priorities for reproductive, maternal and newborn health

  • The main purpose of the strategy is provide direction and guidance for the improvement of maternal and newborn health and related reproductive health fields in Georgia. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 6 Apr 2017 - 12:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government released its National Maternal and Newborn Health Strategy for 2017-2030. This strategy aims to eliminate preventable deaths of mothers and newborns as well as stillbirths by 2030.

The strategy also aims to ensure that every child is wanted and every unwanted pregnancy is prevented through appropriate education and full access to all high quality integrated services.

Developed under the Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs with support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the health strategy will be presented to wide audience in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi tomorrow.

The National Maternal and Newborn Health Strategy for 2017-2030 aims to eliminate preventable deaths of mothers and newborns as well as stillbirths by 2030. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

The main purpose of the strategy is provide direction and guidance for the improvement of maternal and newborn health and related reproductive health fields in Georgia.

UNICEF Georgia says maternal and pediatric health remains a significant national challenge. Monitoring the health and wellbeing of women and children will be essential for improvement at every stage: reproductive age, pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.

Tomorrow’s presentation of the strategy and its 3-year action plan will bring together representatives of the Government of Georgia, members of the Parliament, the Regional Director of the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office Alanna Armitage, UN Agencies and any relevant local and international organisations working in Georgia on human rights, gender equality and reproductive health.

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