The Central Regional Health Directorate has identified eclampsia as the leading cause of maternal deaths in the region.
Eclampsia is a condition in which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure, often followed by coma and posing a threat to the health of mother and baby.
TASIKMALAYA -- Kasus kematian ibu ketika proses persalinan Kabupaten Tasikmalaya mencapai angka 37 jiwa. Jumlah tersebut mengalami penurunan dibanding 2016 yang mencapai 45 jiwa.
Kepala Seksi Kesehatan Keluarga dan Gizi Bidang Kesehatan Masyarakat Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Tasikmalaya, Ratih Tedjasukmana, mengatakan kematian para ibu diakibatkan berbagai jenis gangguan medis. Termasuk pula kasus pendarahan hingga meninggal dunia.
An author by the name Nicholas D Kristof wrote that “Maternal health generally gets minimal attention because those who die or suffer injuries overwhelmingly start with three strikes against them: They are female, they are poor, and they are rural.” Putting the perspective on the Kenyan woman, I could not agree more. Health is an important cross-cutting policy issue not only domestically, but also in the international arena. It is a precondition and an outcome and an indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development which are economic, social and environmental prosperity for all.