Health & Community

Beitbridge Hospital Experiences 300 Deliveries Per Month

Beitbridge Border Post
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Beitbridge Border Post

By Newsdesk

Beitbridge District hospital has a population of 132 000.

Based on availability of consumables and free health services, the hospital experiences 300- 350 deliveries per month, with 15- 20 % teenager pregnancy.

According to WHO, approximately 12 million girls aged 15–19 years and at least 777,000 girls under 15 years give birth each year in developing regions.

Adolescent mothers (ages 10–19 years) face higher risks of eclampsia, puerperal endometritis, and systemic infections than women aged 20 to 24 years, and babies of adolescent mothers face higher risks of low birth weight, preterm delivery and severe neonatal conditions.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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