Panel formed to review MMR status

Rajan Pokhrel
Kathmandu, Feb 28
The authorities has decided to acquit a technical review of the maternal mortality related information collected inwards the national census.A 13-member commission coordinated past times National Planning Commission fellow member Yagya Bahadur Karki has been ready to review the analysis of maternal mortality information after a population monograph published past times the Central Bureau of Statistics pose the country’s maternal mortality ratio at 480 per 100,000 alive births, implying that the set down is far from coming together its MMR target of 134 nether the MDGs-2015.


According to Karki, a written report panel has been formed after the Ministry of Health as well as Population sought NPC’s aid to recheck the electrical flow MMR, which has highly confused the wellness policymakers every bit good every bit the multilateral donors who accept already invested billions of dollars inwards country’s wellness sector.The commission comprises Dr Senendra Raj Upreti, Director General, Department of Health Services every bit deputy coordinator. Dr Padam Bahadur Chand, Chief, Policy Planning as well as International Cooperation Division are members. Other members of the commission are CBS Director General Bikash Bista, Deputy DG Rudra Suwal,

Head of the Central Department of Population Studies Ram Saran Pathak as well as experts including Puspa Lal Joshi, Laxmi Bilash Acharya, Bal Gopal Vaidya, Republic of India Sharma, Ajeet Pradhan, Bishnu Nepal as well as Mahesh Puri. “The commission volition presently recheck the technical processing as well as analysis of the scary figure related to deaths of novel mothers, land beingness meaning or within 42 days of outcome of pregnancy, from whatever effort related to or aggravated past times pregnancy,” Karki told this daily.In 2006, National Demographic Health Survey pose the country’s MMR at 281, downwardly from 539 inwards 1996 land the United Nations agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA as well as the World Bank estimates from 1990 to 2013 likewise claimed that Nepal drastically reduced maternal deaths past times 75 per cent alongside latest MMR at 190. 

MDG Awards Committee, inwards collaboration alongside the United Nations Office for Partnerships, had likewise awarded Nepal inwards 2010 for its outstanding national leadership, commitment as well as progress towards achievement of the MDG related to improving maternal health.The large discrepancy betwixt the major estimates reveals the difficulty of standard maternal mortality, which makes it fifty-fifty harder to rail its progress inwards Nepal, according to Sameh El-Saharty, Senior Health Policy Specialist inwards the Health, Nutrition as well as Population Global Practice of the World Bank. “Strengthening vital registration as well as piece of occupation of systems news to triangulate unlike sources of information volition live on cardinal to address such a challenge,” he said.