Unfpa -supported Maternal Health interventions in three asian countries: china, Philippines, Vietnam. Annual UN Inter- Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples Issues 22 November 2011. CHINA - background. 55 ethnic minorities - 105 million people (8.1% total pop)
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Unfpa-supported Maternal Health interventions in three asian countries: china, Philippines, Vietnam
Annual UN Inter- Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples Issues
22 November 2011
Higher MMR and IMR among minorities: home deliveries unattended by skilled providers, poor uptake of ANC & PNC, high anemia in pregnant women
Cultural barriers – traditional beliefs & practices
Advocacy at local and national levels: resulted in the National Centre for Women and Children’s Health recognizing value of ‘culturally sensitive’ programming & adopting the tool for minority areas
Achievements: Improved access to and uptake
of MCH services in project counties
Data source: Baseline survey & endline survey; & China Health Statistical Abstract, 2011
MMR among IPs (data is available in 3 IP Provinces: Bukidnon (2009 FHSIS): 18 deaths/ 1,000 pop.; North Cotabato 14 deaths/1,000 pop. ; Misamis Oriental 8 deaths/ 1000 population
Why special training programmes?