1.5M women screened within maternal, fetal health initiative in less than 2 years



Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 04:53 GMT


Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 04:53 GMT

Mother and baby – Wikimedia Commons

Mother and baby – Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 24 November 2021: The Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday screening 1.5 million women within the Maternal and Fetal Health Initiative launched in March 2020.


The presidential initiative aims to monitor the health of the mother and newborn until 42 days after birth.


The initiative provides a range of health services for the mother and the newborn, the most important of which are:


1-    Early detection of infection of Hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus and syphilis for pregnant women.


2-    Follow-up on the health status of the mother and newborn for 42 days, after pregnancy, to discover risk factors.


3-    Dispensing the necessary micronutrients during the postpartum period.


4-    Conduct blood sugar analysis and physical measurements.


5-    Operate throughout the official working days from 8 am to 2 pm.


6-    It includes a clinical examination to assess the general condition of the pregnant woman and the fetus.


7-    Tetanus vaccination.


8-    Measuring the length, weight and blood pressure.


9-    Conducting various necessary analysis to detect anemia.


10- Determining whether or not the mother needs an Anti-D injection after childbirth.


11- Conducting a complete urine analysis to detect albumin and urinary system diseases.



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