Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Better Delivery Rooms in Egypt

Clean delivery rooms and properly sterilized equipment is key in proper health care, especially when it comes to childbirth. USAID has been donating money towards improving the conditions of neonatal services in public hospitals throughout Egypt. The $21 million has helped finance renovations in 51 hospitals and 182 primary health facilities. The improvements include easy-to-clean floors and wall tiles, an upgraded plumbing and sewage system, new basic life-saving equipment, and better supplies. Research data has shown that the changes have resulted in a declining rate of maternal mortality at these hospitals.
Source: USAID Telling Our Story