The launch of the Presidential Initiative for Maternal and Fetal Health in North Sinai today


Fathi Othman, an official in health education and media at the North Sinai Health Directorate, said that this morning, Saturday, the presidential initiative “to take care of the health of the mother and the fetus” will be launched for early detection of disease transmitted from mother to fetus, and free treatment and health care will be provided in all basic health care centers.

Othman added that the initiative aims at early detection of infection with HIV, HIV and syphilis for pregnant women, in addition to reducing maternal deaths resulting from these diseases, and a referral center has been designated for B virus and HIV, in addition to a referral center. Syphilis patients, in addition to referring cases of high blood sugar or other risk factors detected to complete the evaluation and treatment in hospitals.

He stated that the medical teams, devices and supplies that must be available were distributed according to the number of pregnant women in each unit, and that work continues throughout official working days from eight in the morning until two in the afternoon.

Intisar Sarri, general coordinator of the initiative, said that the initiative is sustainable within the services of health units and maternity and child centers, within the framework of activating and improving the quality of routine services provided by mother and child care, including conducting a clinical examination to assess the general condition of the pregnant woman and the fetus and to discover risk factors that may accompany pregnancy, and vaccination against tetanus. Measuring height, weight, and blood pressure, and conducting various analyzes necessary to detect anemia, or to determine whether the mother needs to have an anti-D injection after childbirth, in addition to a complete urine analysis to detect albumin and urinary system diseases, and micronutrients are dispensed Necessary during pregnancy and also monitoring the condition of the mother and the newborn for a period of 42 days after the end of pregnancy to discover risk factors for all the mother or newborn, and to take appropriate measures in addition to dispensing the necessary micronutrients during the postpartum period.


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