By Ben Musanje

19th June 2024

 

The Ministry of Health has embarked on advocating for early antenatal care by expectant mothers to avoid congenital anomalies among born babies.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 8million babies are born every year with congenital anomalies and of these 3.3million new born die annually before the age of 5years globally.

During a media breakfast meeting at the Ministry of Health today, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine stressed the need for mothers to attend the antenatal care service in hospitals in the fight to end cases of congenital anomalies.

She says that some of the abnormalities like club foot and others can be avoided with small interventions.

Dr. Dani Daniel Mwanje Mumpe from the Makerere University- John Hopkins University (MU-JHU) Research Collaboration emphasizes that congenital anomalies are still a big health problem globally.

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