In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes.

“I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant very young,” she explained. “It’s my job to warn them of danger signs.”

Ms. Pcheuk once helped women give birth the traditional way – at home, often using dangerous practices.

“I pushed their bellies down harder when the baby wouldn’t come out,” she remembered. “If there were problems, it got dangerous. We didn’t have any equipment or medicine on hand.”

Kementerian Kesehatan (Kemenkes) pada akhir periode kampanye imunisasi measles rubella (MR) pada 14 Oktober 2017, mencatat total 35.141.969 anak di Pulau Jawa telah mendapat imunisasi.

Menurut Dirjen Pencegahan dan Pengendalian Penyakit (P2P) Kemenkes, Mohamad Subuh, target yang ditetapkan telah tercapai hingga 100 persen. Imunisasi ini dilakukan di enam provinsi di Pulau Jawa, 119 kabupaten, 35 juta anak.

Today a new national five-year strategy and a policy for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) was launched in Sierra Leone, which aims to help reduce maternal and child deaths in the country.

Sierra Leone currently has among the highest rates of maternal and child mortality globally, as well as high incidence of teenage pregnancy. Current estimates suggest that up to 6 percent of women in Sierra Leone will die from maternal causes during their reproductive life. Based on the latest UN figures released, the country has an estimated under-5 mortality rate of 114/1000 live births which means that 1 in 9 children lose their life before their fifth birthday.

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