Jayapura, Jubi / Antara – Maternal and child mortality rates in Papua have fallen in recent years, Papua provincial health officer stated.
Secretary of the department of health Dr. Silvana Sumule said that based on data from the Ministry of Health in 2010 maternal and child mortality in Papua were approximately 587 per 100,000 live births.
In 2014, the number went down to 448 cases per 100,000 live births, but it did not meet the target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is 102 cases.
“Lately, Papua health department continues to finalize the data of maternal and child mortality,” she said last week.
She further said when compared with 2010 data, there was a decrease, only it was slow. “Government target the rate of decline of maternal and child deaths should be at position 228 per 100 thousand live births in 2018 ,” she added.
We hoped all elements of society together and join hands in order to attempt to maternal mortality and child down.
“We continue to work together so that the mortality rate of mothers and children in Papua continued to decline every year,” he said. (*)