Today, November 16, Liberia will join other countries around the world to commemorate World Quality Quality Day, which also fits with the celebration of Child Health Week (November 12-17, 2018), a statement say.
According to the statement, World Quality Quality Day, also known as "Born Too Soon", will be seen on November 17 each year; but this year's celebration is scheduled for today, November 16, instead, because November 17 falls on Saturday.
This year's celebration is under the theme, "Working Together: Partnering with Families in the Care of Small and Sick Newborns."
The World Maturity Quality Day is a key factor in focusing global attention on premature birth, which is a very serious health problem, and the main cause of death of under-fives around the world; Complications of antenatal birth, according to the UN Children's Fund account, for almost one million deaths annually.
Said babies named too early, the release said he had more health problems than babies born on time, and can face long-term health problems that affect the brain, lungs, hearing or vision.
Without significant pressure to reduce these deaths, according to the statement, the world will not reach the Global Aim approved by 193 countries to complete all newborn and child deaths that can be stopped by 2030.
World Quality Quality Day supports the values and aims of each Newborn Action Plan, Every Woman, Every Child's initiative, which stimulates global multi-sector support to save lives and improve wellbeing mothers and babies.
The World Mature Quality Day or Born Too Soon aims to raise awareness of antenatal births or babies that are born too early and the concerns of pre-old babies as well as their families around the world.
They highlight the special issues that face early born babies and celebrate the development and growth of older babies and children born too soon.
The day also spreads information on how to help and support affected families.
According to the statement, the USA Agency for International Development (USA) Program, the Mothers and Children Supervision Program (MCSP), the Recovery of Health Services and Human Resources Projects for Health, work with authorities in the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other health partners to promote the "caring for premature birth" campaign.
The campaign, the release notes, emphasizes "the quality of pre, between and during pregnancy for positive pregnancy experience."
Other services and care include healthy diet and optimum nutrition counseling, avoiding the use of tobacco, the use of alcohol and substances; monitor fetal growth measurements, determine statistical age, and detect multiple pregnancies and at least eight links with health facilities and community level professionals throughout pregnancy, to prevent, identify and control other risk factors, including malaria and infections on each level.
Additional services include access to contraception and increase empowerment of women to take care of their pregnancy, provide antenatal steroid injections (given to pregnant women who have pre-time labor and a clear introduction under specific criteria to strengthen the baby's lungs) and Kangaroo mother's care (the baby is transported by the mother with skin-to-skin contact) and nutrition, which is only breastfeeding for tube or breastfeeding as well as providing antibiotics to treating newborn infections as necessary and postnatal care, essential care for all mothers and babies.
According to UNFPA statistics, every 15 million infants are born prematurely, more than one in ten of all the infants in the world over.
Medically, the term prematured refers to the birth of a baby born less than 37 weeks of age of the campaign. It is also known as pre-natal birth or premature birth.
In Liberia midwives and doctors in five midwifery school service provider facilities now record successes in the management of complex mathematical and neonatal cases, including premature and premature babies.
This initiative is credited to skills gained from the Low Intensive Frequency process for the provision of quality healthcare services operated at the Pebe Hospital in Bong County, Lutheran Curran, Colliery County, Martha Tubman , Grand Gedeh County, the Revaluation Hospital, and the Japanese Maternity Hospital, Friendship, Montserrado.