PSNews – According to the Ministry of Health, health status of 35,000 children, aged 0 to 8 in 9 districts of the 3 provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien, will be monitored with the aid of mobile technology.
The information was revealed at a conference on mobile integrated early childhood development (MIECD) in the comprehensive child development project, held on December 15.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said that, the maternal and child mortality rates in Vietnam has been reduced dramatically in recent years, but the country is still aiming to further decrease the rates of maternal and child mortality.
|Vietnamese children’s health to be monitored through mobile technology.
In 1990, the maternal mortality rate was 233 cases per 100 thousand live births. In 2015, this rate dropped to 58 deaths per 100,000 live births. A majority of the cases of maternal and child mortality resulted from the diseases, which were even difficult to be cured in developed countries.
According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Viet Tien, in the remote areas of the country, it is still difficult to access high-quality health services.
This requires that the gap between urban and rural areas and disadvantaged areas be narrowed by deploying health services to remote areas and improving local medical capacities of healthcare and emergency treatment, especially for mothers and newborns;
Deputy Minister Nguyen Viet Tien said that the application of mobile information technology will help popularize knowledge of disease prevention to local people, especially pregnant women.
Praising the MIECD as an important initiative of the comprehensive child development project, Deputy Minister Nguyen Viet Tien said that the MIECD allows the medical sector to collect and analyze real-time data on maternal and child health information, enabling health care workers to take appropriate and timely interventions to save lives of mothers and newborns.
According to the Deputy Minister of Health, health conditions of 35,000 children, aged 0 to 8 in 9 districts of the 3 provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dien Bien, will be monitored with the aid of the mobile technology when the MIECD will be piloted.By Phung Nguyen