Health Ministry hosts annual maternal health review

The Ministry of Health recently hosted its annual national maternal health review, as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the best possible health outcomes for pregnant women and their children in Jamaica.

The review, which brought together health professionals from across the island’s four health regions, was hosted at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Thursday, January 24.  

Among other things, the event allowed for the introduction of some 60 participants to treatment protocols for the pregnant patient with hypertension, cardiac disease and ante-partum haemorrhage.

Also on the agenda for the day was a relook at the national and regional burden of maternal mortality in Jamaica for the last three years; evaluating the response to maternal mortality in the various health regions; and sharing “near miss” experiences from the North East Region.

Here we share scenes from the event, which concluded with health workers energised to work toward ensuring the best possible maternal health outcomes for women and children in Jamaica.

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