Congo-Brazzaville returns to free cesarean sections

Congo-Brazzaville returns to free cesarean sections

The Minister of Health in Congo-Brazaville, Gilbert Mokoki, relaunched on Monday the free cesarean section and other major obstetric interventions program with the delivery of more than 2,000 operating kits intended for public health structures in the country.

According to the director of health care and services Germain Monabeka, the strategy of distributing cesarean section kits reflects the pressing need to reduce the rate of maternal and neonatal mortality through this operation, in particular the care of delivery hemorrhage, resuscitation, laparotomy for ectopic pregnancy and that concerning uterine rupture.

It is in the interest of public authorities to develop standards and guidelines allowing health facilities to provide quality care that is accessible to all pregnant women and newborns regardless of their financial situation, declared the director of this program, Fabien Boungou.

According to the figures mentioned by the director of the national program in charge of cesarean section, the maternal mortality ratio was estimated at 414 deaths per 100,000 live births while that of newborns at 28.86 deaths per 100,000 live births for year 2022.

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