Three organisations collaborate for better maternal healthcare

Accra, Oct. 23, GNA – Live, Move, Have Your
Being (LMB) and Ladies War Room (LWR) have organized an outreach programme to
deliberate and provide solutions to the persistent and disturbing reality of
maternal and neonatal mortality in the country.

The programme under the auspices of the Full
Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) was held under the
theme: “Let our Mothers and Babies Live.”

Mrs Baaba Cofie, the Founder of LMB and author
of a novel based on her personal story, “In the Womb of Time”, said her
organization was birthed out of a personal experience and her journey of
enduring and overcoming pregnancy complications for six months in hospital.

She said the long period of stay in hospital
drew her attention to the stark reality of the trauma many families were
undergoing to make babies and experience the joy of being a parent.

“LMB seeks to empower, provide and assist
urban families manage fertility and pregnancy – related challenges. We’re
inspired by the Christian value of love and a devotion to reach out and help as
many people as possible regardless of their race, creed or nationality. We
assist families with apt medical knowledge and advice, professional
psychological counsel and godly spiritual guidance through events and one-on-one
support therapy,” she said.

Speaking about the importance of the support
provided by his entity, Mr Delasie Dogbe, the Business Director, Golden
Executive Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International,
said the Fellowship is committed to the good cause of humanity and is happy to
support LMB and Ladies War Room to create awareness and provide the needed
support to help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the country.

Mrs Abue Dogbe, Co-founder of Ladies War Room,
who almost lost her life when delivering her twin children, said her passion,
is to promote women’s health and express the love of Christ by encouraging
others who have lost a child or a spouse through childbirth.

She said the trio-partnership is important to
create a platform to discuss maternal mortality, reach out and support grieving
couples and families affected by it.

“Ladies War Room was born out of a strong
desire to see to it that our women are safe and in good health. We believe
happy women help build a happy society. Our focus is to build quality
relationships, share love and empower our women through programmes that
encourage interaction, learning, and addressing various challenges affecting
women on a daily basis,” she said.

The programme, which was attended by members
of the three organizations and the general public, was in two sessions.

In the first session, individuals shared their
stories of maternal & neonatal challenges and deaths whilst the second
session was an educative and informative live audience discussion on the theme
with three resource persons; a gynaecologist, a mental health nurse and a
pastor.

GNA

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