Technical cooperation from PAHO to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Paraguay

El Representante de OPS/OMS Paraguay, Dr. Marcelo Korc, la Directora de Programas de Salud, Dra. Patricia Veiluba, y el Asesor del CLAP, Pablo Duran

Asunción, 24 May 2023. - The analysis of the situation of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality was presented; as well as the strategies and actions implemented to improve maternal and neonatal health at the national level, during the Ordinary Meeting of the "Neonatal Alliance and the National Mobilisation for the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality", coordinated by the Directorate of Comprehensive Health of Children and Adolescents (DIRSINA) under the General Directorate of Health Programmes (DGPS) of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS), with the support of the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) in Paraguay.

The event aimed to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality at the national level, and was attended by Dr. Patricia Veiluva, General Director of Health Programmes of the Ministry of Health of Paraguay (MSPyBS), Dr. Marcelo Korc, Representative of PAHO/WHO in Paraguay; Pablo Durán, Executive President of the Regional Neonatal Alliance for Latin America and the Caribbean and Regional Perinatal Health Advisor of the Latin American Centre for Perinatology, Women's Health and Reproductive Health (CLP/WR)-PAHO/WHO, as well as authorities and experts from the MSPyBS, representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions, representatives of international cooperation agencies, scientific societies, training institutions, and other relevant actors in the area of maternal and neonatal health. 

Among the main results obtained was the strengthening of the Alliance in the country to promote the continuum of reproductive and maternal and child health through inter-institutional initiatives, as well as to promote evidence-based policies and programmes with an emphasis on vulnerable populations.