This year’s Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) is scheduled for November 13 to November 17 in the Greater Accra region.


The event will bring together African Union member states to share experiences in maternal, newborn and child health, and chart the way forward to end preventable, maternal, child and adolescent deaths by the year 2030.


Also in attendance will be Africa’s First Ladies and high-level government officials from neighbouring states, the African Union Commission (AUC) leadership, representatives of the governments of the United States and Canada, UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and other guests.


CARMMA is a major initiative of the AUC christened the “Maputo Plan of Action” for the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality in the Africa region.


The main objective of the campaign is to accelerate the availability and use of universally accessible health that are critical to the reduction of maternal and child mortality.


The campaign was first launched in May 2009 on the theme: “Africa Cares: No Woman Should Die While Giving Life.”


According to a statement signed by Mr Robert Cudjoe, head of Public Relations, Ministry of Health, the expected outputs from the week-long event include the launch of CARMMA Evaluation Report, increased awareness and enhanced political commitment and leadership on ending preventable maternal child deaths, and increased partnerships, commitment and involvement of a variety of stakeholders to support CARMMA activities in Ghana, among others.


Source: ISD (Abu Mubarik)