KATHMANDU: The Federation of Safe Motherhood Networks Nepal (FSMNN), is all set to organise a two-day Third International Conference on Safe Motherhood from December 18, 2011.
This information was given out at a press conference organised by the Federation here on Saturday.
Speaking in a press conference, Federation President, Dr. Arzoo Rana Deuba said collective effort of the government, media, private sectors and community-based organisations is crucial for promoting safe motherhood in the country.
She said the number of women dying during delivery has decreased from 540 per 100,000 to 241 per 100,000 at present. Dr. Deuba also expressed the confidence that maternal mortality could be brought down to zero if all the stakeholders put in concerted efforts.
President of AID-INFO-DOKU Nepal, Pushpa Bhatta said that 400,000 children are born with HIV in the world every year. She said her organisation is working in collaboration with the Federation to make the country free from AIDS.