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Maternal, child mortality have tremendously decreased – First Lady — Citizen Digest
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world.
She said it is deeply encouraging that women are today receiving better ante-natal care, than at any other time in history
Aga Khan University Trustee Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the University’s President Mr Firoz Rasul were among the dignitaries who spoke during the launch.
The First Lady applauded the spirit of collaboration between Aga Khan and the other stakeholders in undertaking the landmark research and coming up with the report.
She said the Beyond Zero Campaign and all its operations are undertaken through similar collaboration.
“Through the Beyond Zero campaign which I launched in 2014 – 4 marathons and 2 years later, the campaign has taught me one big lesson: the priceless power of positive collaboration—and I am so pleased to see that same kind of collaboration at play here today”, said the First Lady
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Maternal And Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across The World Including Kenya, Says First Lady — Public now com
The First Lady made the remarks when she officially launched the landmark Kenya Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study Report: Understanding the Past to Impact the Future in Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths at a Nairobi Hotel.
The First Lady congratulated the Aga Khan Hospital fraternity, not only for partnering in the research but its contributions in the training of healthcare professionals including doctors, midwives and nurses .
‘I congratulate the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery in Nairobi for contributing towards the pool of physicians in family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and child health’, said the First Lady.
Others who spoke during the launch included World Health Representative Dr. Custodia Mandlhate who also represented the UN family, Aga Khan University Foundation Dean ( Medical College, East Africa) Prof. Robert Armstrong and the Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the University, Professor Zulfiqar A, Bhutta.
Acting Director of Medical Services Dr.Jackson Kioko was also among the speakers.
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