Family health goes to Madang

Momase, Normal

The National, Thursday, May 12, 2011

THE Baits Oval in Madang town came alive when the popular Malolo Liklik campaign crew staged its public awareness there last weekend.
Mothers who attended the event got an early Mother’s Day message, with the campaign stressing the health of mothers, babies and their families.
Guest speaker and Madang’s resident gynaecologist, Dr John Bolgna challenged men, saying “women or our mothers play an important role in families, communities, and PNG and in every way we must ensure better health for our mothers”.
Bolgna said PNG’s maternal mortality statistics were frightening and the lack of birth spacing “is one major factor affecting the health of mothers”.
He said: “It is time husbands start feeling for their wives and consider their health and the health of their children.”
Bolgna said fathers played an important role in birth spacing and must take responsibility to ensure mothers attended health clinics and were aware of the hardship mothers faced during pregnancy.