Government To Cut Spending On Maternal Health Care Threefold

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Government To Cut Spending On Maternal Health Care Threefold
Government To Cut Spending On Maternal Health Care Threefold

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Video: Maternal mortality 2022, November
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RBC reports that the Russian government plans by 2019 to cut by three times the cost of the maternal and child health program, which was adopted in 2013 to reduce the mortality rate of children and women in childbirth, improve their health and prevent HIV transmission.

It was planned that 17.5 billion rubles will be spent on financing the program, but now it has become known that the costs will decrease to 6.1 billion rubles. The explanatory note notes that the Ministry of Health should partially fill the funding gap for the maternal and child health program at the expense of other programs: in particular, the money is planned to be taken from the program for the provision of high-tech medical care, which also expects a budget cut.

According to the non-profit partnership "EVA", which helps women with HIV and other socially significant diseases, there are 140,000 children born to HIV-infected people in Russia (about how an HIV-positive mother can give birth to a healthy child, we told in a separate article).

"RBC" quotes the communications specialist of NP "E.V.A." Alexei Lakhov, who pointed out that the main problem of HIV-infected mothers is the need to receive breast milk substitutes. According to the NP "EVA", only 25% of women have a benefit for it, the rest have to buy substitutes on their own, spending on average 4,900 rubles a month on it.

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