Improving Maternal Health Care Systems
Low standards of the health care system is the major cause of maternal mortality. Improving the health systems involves training the health providers on emergency obstetric care. The medical centres needs to have enough surgical supplies and equipment. This will enable them handle emergencies.
Training more health providers will also increase access even to the remote areas. No matter the cost of developing health care, countries must invest to help save the lives lost.
Ensure access to maternal health systems.
Most women in the rural areas risk dying during and after delivery due to lack of access to health care. This is because they lack the qualified medical practitioners to help them out. The cost of health care is too much for them neither can they get to the facilities.
It is a waste of resources improving the facilities when those who should benefit cannot. The other complimentary facilities should be developed hand in hand with health systems.
Providing incentives to health providers.
Several people do not consider money as a motivation among health practitioners In reality, most of them consider good payment as a motivation. The payment can be used as a motivation to get many professionals, hence helping solve the deficit.
Brain has also affected the health sector. Qualified professionals are prone to moving to developed countries in search of better wages and working conditions. It therefore implies that paying the health providers well would reduce the brain drain.
Good nutrition plays a big role in reducing maternal mortality. Good nutrition helps in alleviating problems associated with poor nutrition like stunted fetal growth, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies wasting and sub-optimal breastfeeding.
Lack of proper nutrition will increase the number of women who suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, mostly Vitamin A, zinc, iron, and iodine. Severe maternal anemia increases the effects of shock to the body which might lead to heart attack and death.
Malnutrition also increases mortality rate through increased susceptibility to infectious diseases and increasing the duration and severity of diseases. Having poor sanitation and hygiene has also led to increased diseases and infection as the fecal pathogens in the environment get to the humans when they consume contaminated food and water.
Engaging Private Organizations
Private organizations are important in fighting the high mortality rates Structures should be out in place to enable the private sector work. The private sector can help in providing family planning services.