China has made remarkable strides in maternal and child health, global experts say
BEIJING: Over the past 70 years, China has made tremendous progress in all areas of life, as well as remarkable achievements in maternal and child health, according to a global panel of medical experts.
The confession was made in a detailed report published in the latest issue of The Lancet, a world-renowned medical research journal, under the Lancet Commission, headed by Professor George Payton of Murdoch Children’s Hospital, Australia. I have compiled.
The report looks at 70-year data on the health and well-being of pregnant women, mothers and newborns, covering 1949 to 2019.
The report concludes that the maternal mortality rate in China was 1,500 out of 100,000 in 1949, which dropped to 17.8 per 100,000 by 2019.
In China, on the other hand, the under-five mortality rate was 200 per 1,000 live births in 1949, declining to just 5.6 per 1,000 by 2019.
In addition to women’s reproductive, pregnancy, maternity and postnatal health, 70-year-old health data from birth to puberty were also included in the analysis.
In all these respects, China has made extraordinary progress and made itself much better than in the past.
The report also highlights the commitment at the government level, which is evident in the formulation and implementation of policies in this regard.
That is why today healthcare facilities in China can be compared to any other developed country, while the demand for high quality medical services is constantly increasing, which is a sign of tremendous development in the health sector.
The report says that with almost complete solutions to basic health problems for women and children, modern China today faces new challenges, including psychological problems in young and old children, occasional outbreaks of epidemics, and the general deterioration of women. From health etc.
In addition to emphasizing the need to achieve other maternal and child health goals by 2030, the report also said that other low-income countries urgently need to adopt a China-style strategy.