Maternal and child deaths, preventable through effective family planning services – DOH

“Maternal deaths and complications are readily preventable today if we can provide every future mothers with access to modern family planning services to prevent unwanted pregnancies, prenatal care to improve maternal nutrition, facilities capable of safe delivery and handling of maternal emergencies and postpartum care to prevent and address complications after delivery,” explained Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona during his message at the launching of the 2011 Family Health Survey last June 19, 2012.

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