A latest health report unveils that improper healthcare services and unhygienic equipments in hospitals increase the risk of deaths during pregnancy and delivery.
As per the statistics published in the report, nearly 38 percent of hospitals in 54 underdeveloped countries are unable to provide proper sanitation and clean water to their patients.
Generally, government authorities of underdeveloped nations neglect the relation between hygiene and health.
Therefore, Experts of World Health organization collaborates with other organization such as WaterAid and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to speed up their efforts for this cause. They intend to compel the government officials of developing countries to ensure cleanliness in their healthcare centers. The move will help the authorities to save lives of millions of mothers and infants.
Last year, a report demonstrated that around 300,000 women face complications during pregnancy and delivery due to inadequate sanitation. However, the new study divulges that approximately 289,000 pregnant women die because of unsanitary conditions. Several authorities and organization tried hard to cut the maternal mortality rate especially in underdeveloped countries but in vain. The proportion of deaths during pregnancy is 14 percent high as compared to the other nations.
Oliver Cumming, environmental health researcher of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine notifies that women who live in an unhealthy and dirty condition are more at risk of lethal infections.
He informs that a large number of people are aware of the importance of hand washing. In the same way, authorities should run special awareness programs to educate people regarding the hygiene and sanitation.
The study is printed in Journal Plos One.