IMPROVED HEALTHCAREAddressing the Public at Faza Sub-County Hospital during the opening ceremony of the new-born unit, Lamu Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Aboud lauded Safaricom Foundation for their dedicated efforts in ensuring improved healthcare for locals in Lamu.Mr Aboud said the newly established new-born unit will greatly help to reduce the neo-natal mortality rate
in Lamu and ease the challenges faced by women shortly after giving births.
In comparison, the neo-natal mortality rate
in Pakistan works out as 45.6 deaths per 1,000, while the Central African Republic has 42.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, followed by Afghanistan which has 40.
It was noted that the State continues to maintain favourable social indicators, especially health indicators such as birth rate, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Total Fertility Rate (TFR), Neo-natal Mortality Rate
During briefing the Vice Mayor of Nanning said that due to the efforts of this Center for providing free basic public health service to residents including vaccination as well as maternal and child healthcare, the maternal deaths and neo-natal mortality rate
has been brought down to zero in the community while life expectancy has increased to 73.29 years which is more than the national average.
"In our country neo-natal mortality rate
is still very high.