"Skills Laboratory" Inaugurated At Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad

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"Skills Laboratory" inaugurated at Liaquat University hospital Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : Vice Chancellor Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science Jamshoro LUMHS Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh Tuesday inaugurated the "Skills Laboratory" at Gynecology Unit 1 here at Liaquat University Hospital which has been established by Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme (MCHIP) in collaboration with LUMHS.

According to university spokesman, the MCHIP is a USAID Bureau for Global Health's flagship Maternal, Neonatal and Child health (MNCH) programme which focuses on reducing Maternal, Neonatal and Child mortality.

The MCHIP works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies in developing countries to implement programmes at scale for sustainable improvements in MNCH.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh said the Liaquat University intends to build new and creative alliances to strengthen the provincial health system and the delivery of effective evidence-based maternal, newborn and child health services.

He said various Maternal and Child Health Programmes in the country are improving health of women and children by increasing access, availability and utilization of key health services as well as strengthening the health system.

These programmes support innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of Pakistan's public and private sectors to deliver high impact health interventions to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity, he added.

The Vice Chancellor offered full support on the part of LUMHS for implementation of Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme in the region. The Provincial Programme Coordinator Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Programme of Federal Health Ministry Dr.

Sahib Jan Bader informed that infants and newborn babies die in Pakistan mainly due to birth asphyxia, intra-uterine growth retardation, acute respiratory infections and diarrhea. All of these causes are both preventable and curable, he said and added majority of births occur at home and are attended by untrained traditional birth attendants.

The major causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage, puerperal sepsis, toxemia of pregnancy and obstructed labor, he informed and added that several studies on maternal mortality have identified the need for addressing delays in accessing emergency obstetric care and for integrated efforts for saving mothers’ lives both at the community and hospital level.