Medics urged to use available, simple technologies to reduce the rate of maternal deaths
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Prof. Joseph Karanja makes a presentation on maternal deaths at the UoN/KNH Symposium.

Health practitioners have been urged to use available, simple technologies to reduce the rate of maternal deaths in the country.

Speaking when making a presentation at the University of Nairobi/Kenyatta National Hospital Symposium themed; Averting Preventable Maternal Deaths, Prof. Joseph Karanja said some medication is underutilized yet it can be used to manage such cases very well.

“There is underutilization of misoprostal and use of magnesium sulphate or maybe some medical practitioners do not know how to use them yet can be very effective in managing these cases,” Prof. Karanja, a lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology said.

According to Prof. Karanja, maternal death is a tragic event that should be averted at all costs.

He said maternal deaths can be managed in any country whether rich or poor, and that what is needed is commitment.

“Commitment at the highest level, both rich and poor countries have achieved reducing maternal deaths,” Prof. Karanja said.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2022-02-28 (All day)