Gambia’s First Lady, Madame Fatoumatta Bah Barrow, has said no woman deserve to die at childbirth.
“No woman should die giving life,” the First Lady stated.
Madame Bah Barrow who posted on her official Facebook page, said pregnancy and childbirth are special occasions that bring happiness in a family marking a new beginning, however, they continue to be connected with unfortunate deaths and sorrow in many countries, including The Gambia.
“Reproductive healthcare and information need to be made an urgent priority by all stakeholders so as to make motherhood safer in our country #Gambia, especially when access to health care is a right, a women’s right,” she remarked.
The First Lady has vowed to engage the relevant stakeholders to find means to look into the concerns raised about maternal deaths and maternal health as a whole. She added that this is a cause that is close to her heart which “I am passionate about, and one that I have also been involved in and have my personal experience.”
She commended the campaigners that have raised concerns and equally the health workers that put a lot of effort and sacrifice.
“We look forward to a collective collaboration to meaningfully contribute towards the reduction of maternal mortality in The Gambia,” she concludes.