Women and Child health Care Improvement

"Every Woman and Every Child has catalysed an ambitious but achievable set of commitments to improve the health of women and children around the world”, says Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning at the United Nations.

Women and Child health Care Improvement

The Empowerment of women and children is also an important thing in the development of nation.

The World depends on women for existence. Women is also called as JANANI in Vedas means (The birth Giver and Mother of life). While she is to be given utmost priority in society, Over the time they have been most suppressed section of society. Women are like a captain of the ship and is having the responsibility and leading the family, balancing the economic condition of the family, and also having the responsibility of educating the children.

On the Other hand, children need to be brought up in a suitable environment as they are future of the nation. Right care at very early stage is important for overall growth of individual and nation. The future of the nation depends on the   wellbeing of the children. If they are physically and mentally fit, then only they can contribute for the leading of the nation. 

To improve healthcare of women and child a well-planned approach is needed in direction like,

  • Helping the poorest and most vulnerable, including in fragile states where more than half of maternal deaths occur.
  • Improving nutrition to promote the survival, health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
  • Reducing infectious diseases, for example, through immunization—one of the most cost-effective health investments.
  • Strengthening health systems so countries can better respond to health challenges.

On similar line Government of India in last decade has also taken some important steps like,

  • Mother and Child Protection Card to monitor service delivery for mothers and children.
  • Engagement of more than 8.9 lakhs Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to generate demand and facilitate accessing of health care services by the community including those for children.
  • Health and nutrition education to promote dietary diversification, inclusion of iron and folate rich food as well as food items that promote iron absorption.
  • Establishment of New-born care corners at all health facilities where deliveries take place; Setting up of Special New Born Care Units  and New Born Stabilization Units at appropriate facilities for the care of sick new-born including preterm babies.
  • Integrated Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea launched in four States (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan) with highest Child Mortality.

Contributed By:-

Fatema Husain