A Dialogue Meeting On Maternal Health Issues in Agona West
HERO Network, a sister NGO of Young and Lonely Foundation organized an interface meeting to discuss the findings of a maternal health research conducted in the District. The meeting was attended by personnel of the District Assembly, NHIS, traditional council, Representative from the communities and staffs of the hospital. The dialogue came off 28th August, 2014, at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital conference hall.
Mr. Bright Amissah the Executive Director for HERO Network opened up the discussion on the findings of the data collected from participants in the Municipality. He took the stakeholders through the data collection process and how scores were allotted to the indicators used in the field. The stakeholders came to a consensus to do something to remedy maternal health issues in the Municipality. During the dialogue, one issue that became a major concern was the issue of men refusal to assist their wives when they are pregnant. That is to say that men show lukewarm attitude towards antenatal, delivery and postnatal matters and leave the women to go though pain without giving them the assistance they deserve.
Mrs. Shaheen Rahman a Swedish Volunteer who works with YLF advised the men to try their best to assist their wives when they are pregnant to lessen the burden on the women.