Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland, Somaliland’s Ministry of Health Development, Taiwan ICDF, and Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital have launched the first maternal booklet in Somaliland to enhance the local and regional accessibility of maternal and infant healthcare services.
Taiwan Ambassador Allen Chenhwa Lou praised the launching of Somaliland’s first Maternal Booklet, which is one of the achievements of the ongoing Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project. The maternal booklet is designed by 16 Somaliland seed trainers who trained in Taiwan and learned the best Taiwan experience.
Thirty years ago, Taiwan also faced the low antenatal health check rate that Somaliland faces today. To improve it, Taiwan Government launched a maternal booklet containing the journey of pregnancy, delivery, baby care, etc. Step by step, mothers in Taiwan started to do more frequent antenatal care health checks accordingly. One of the doctors Dr. Fang who visited Somaliland for the Maternal and Infant Health Care Improvement Project said that the launching of the Maternal Booklet in Taiwan was the turning point of enhancing maternal and infant health rate.
Named Healthy mothers deliver healthy babies, The Maternal Booklet will not only to help protect the lives of mothers, reduce infant mortality, but also leading Somaliland to become a healthy and prosperous nation. The launching of the Maternal Booklet is a miniature of showing the spirit of Taiwan Model for “Health for All” and “Taiwan can Help”.