Postnatal Services

Component of postnatal care included:

  • Comprehensive screening for the detection and treatment or referral of complications in either mother or baby or both.
  • Health education and promotion
  • Family planning services

Routine micronutrient supplementation such as vitamin A to the mother and immunization for the baby’s protection were provided against the preventable diseases. It is also a critical period for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. 

Post natal care coverage for the first 48hrs in 2016 recorded   62197 (92.7%) as against 54975 (81.1%) in 2015, showing an increase as a result of facilities now accepting the 48hrs concept of rendering services to the newly deliver mothers  and proper capturing of data into Dhims.

 

 

Table 6: Postnatal Coverage. (2012-2016)

 

Year

Number

Percent

2012

65,192

67.3%

2013

70,586

71.3%

2014

68,901

82.4%

2015

80,396

77.6%

2016

75,237

70.5%