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Soroti men rapped for poor role in maternal, child health matters

Health workers fault Soroti Municipality men for not actively taking part in maternal and child health matters.

Out of every ten mothers who either turn up for antenatal care services (ANC) or immunization schedules at hospitals or health centres, chances are that there is only one man or none accompanying his partner.

This is as indicated by the latest finding from health workers at different facilities in Soroti.

According to Sr. Immaculate Iyura, a nursing officer and midwife at Princess Diana Memorial health Centre-IV in Northern Division Soroti municipality, the men have not participated enough in especially accompanying their wives for antenatal care.

With men taking the backseat in maternal-child health matters, Sr. Iyura worries that this is likely to jeopardize government efforts in achieving a reduction in maternal mortality rates.

Meanwhile, Samuel Omeke, who is a father, says his involvement in maternal health matters while his wife was expecting helped them produce a healthy baby.


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