EENHANA, 03 JUN – Some 500 expectant mothers received free antenatal screening during the Ongwediva Medipark private hospital’s Safe Motherhood Campaign at Eenhana on Saturday.
This is the third consecutive year Ongwediva Medipark is hosting the campaign, which focuses on the health of expectant women and their unborn babies to eventually improve maternal mortality rates.
Speaking at the event, the hospital’s director, Dr Tshali Ithete said the initiative complements Government’s health development goals.
“The messages passed on through the campaign should leave an indelible mark that antenatal care is an important determinant of the pregnancy outcome and that the health of expectant mothers is the shared responsibility of both parents. A healthy expecting mother is a healthy future,” he said.
Eenhana Mayor Amos Nangolo applauded the hospital for hosting the Safe Motherhood Campaign at the town.
“Ongwediva Medipark in 2015 also organised breast, cervical and prostate cancer awareness campaigns with resounding success,” he said.
First Lady Monica Geingos, who is the patron of the Safe Motherhood Campaign, United Nations Population Fund Country Representative Dennia Gayle and Ohangwena Governor Usko Nghaamwa also attended the event.