It might not come as a big surprise, however the latest health research has confirmed an important fact. The survival chances of sick new born African babies depends largely on the ages and educational level of their parents particularly the mothers.
The findings of this health studies have indicated the ages and educational levels of moms and other predictors are crucial determinants in the success of ill new-born infants in certain districts in the North Region. The analysis, beneath the endothelial Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND). Study, also revealed there had been an increased probability of infant mortality related to mothers that had been in polygamous marriages, and also people whose siblings had less schooling and willed the most powerful voice in deciding to look for ill babies.
Covering the period between August 2014 and February 2017, the analysis discovered 211 neonatal deaths and 87 near-misses over the four districts together with half of all deaths happening from the East Mamprusi district from the North Region. The analysis, conducted to determine the aspects that differentiate between neonatal deaths and also near-misses over four districts of North Ghana -Sissala East, Kassena-Nankana East and West and East Mamprusi- revealed that mothers who didn’t seek antenatal care, didn’t possess a skilled birth attendant and that didn’t look outside the house for baby’s sickness run the possibility of dropping their new-borns. Annually, near 3 million infants die before age of one month while many others endure life-threatening issues but endure, called ‘near-misses’.
The study from Cheryl A. Moyer and Katherine H. James in the University of Michigan Medical School and John Williams of the Navrongo Health Research Centre discovered the “most important factors related to seeking care outside the house were maternal maternal mothers and ages with the most powerful voice at care-seeking determination” There have been other pieces of research that have confirmed this and you can find some documentation on international news sites like the BBC, check this.
According to the analysis, the findings indicated that the significance of schooling in forcing proper healthcare seeking, in addition to the demand for community-driven interventions to deal with immediate care-seeking. The study thus supplied evidence of a causal pathway in which girls with the most powerful voice about care-seeking because of their sick infants raised the probability of their success and reduced the likelihood of new-born passing.