Sweden to help AP in curbing infant mortality

HYDERABAD: The Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA) has agreed to continue its assistance to the State Government for Advanced Midwifery Training (CAMT) in the State. The CAMT offers skillbased midwifery training to provide high quality services to mothers and newborns for reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.

A Swedish delegation led by Sweden State Secretary to Minister for Health and Social Affairs Karin Johansson called on Chief Minister K Rosaiah here today and assured all support to the State Government in providing total healthcare to the citizens, particularly the poor and low income groups in the rural areas.

The Swedish delegation appreciated various healthcare initiatives of the State Government including Rajiv Aarogyasri, 108, 104 ambulance and mobile healthcare services.

They termed Andhra Pradesh as a role model for other countries in providing free quality healthcare to the poor and low income families.

Established in 2007 at Niloufer Health School, the CAMT offered midwifery training with the support of SIDA. When an agreement signed between both the institutions ended in November 2009, SIDA officials withdrew their services.

Later, the State Government took over and started training programmes from January this year with funds from National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Health Minister D Nagender and officials of the Health department were also present.

via Sweden to help AP in curbing infant mortality.


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