Low standards of the health care system is the major cause of maternal mortality. Training health providers on emergency obstetric care is vital in improving health care. The medical centres needs to have enough surgical supplies and equipment. It is only then that they will be able to handle emergencies.
Training more health providers is one of the ways to increase maternal care in the rural set up. Even though investing in the maternal care systems can seem to be an expensive affair to the developing countries, it must be prioritized to save the lives lost annually.
Promote access to maternal health care systems
Most women in the rural areas risk dying during and after delivery due to lack of access to health care. they do not have qualified medical practitioners. They are also not able to afford the health care or be able to travel to them.
Improving health facilities is not worth when they cannot serve the intended purpose. The other complimentary facilities should be developed hand in hand with health systems.
Providing incentives to health providers.
Several people will claim that money should not be the only motivation to those who serve in the health department. In reality, most of them consider good payment as a motivation. Paying the health practitioners well will mean that it will attract several professionals hence reducing the deficit that is experienced at the moment.
The other problem that the health sector faces is a brain drain. Qualified professionals are prone to moving to developed countries in search of better wages and working conditions. In order to address the issue on brain drain, the health providers should be paid well.
Good nutrition plays a big role in reducing maternal mortality. There are several problems associated with poor nutrition like, wasting, micronutrients deficiencies, stunted fetal growth, and sub-optimal breastfeeding, which can be solved by providing proper nutrition.
Lack of proper nutrition will increase the number of women who suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, mostly Vitamin A, zinc, iron, and iodine. Severe maternal anemia increases severity to shock which can lead to heart attack and death.
Lack of proper nutrition increases the risk of catching infectious diseases which might lead to death hence the high rate of maternal mortality. Another cause of diseases is poor sanitation where fecal pathogens in the environment is passed to the humans when they consume contaminated food and water.
Engaging Private Organizations
The fight against maternal mortality can be helped by working with the private sector. Structures should be out in place to enable the private sector work. Providing family planning is one of the services the private sector can provide to help reduce maternal mortality.