Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), a subsidiary of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi (DoH), in association with maternity and children’s hospitals in Abu Dhabi, has launched a campaign to raise community awareness about public health factors related to the health of pregnant women and children in the emirate.
The initiative is a crucial aspect of the “Maternal and Child Health” campaign, showcasing the dedicated leadership’s determination to strive for constant improvement and deliver top-notch practices and advancements that cater to the requirements of Emirati women.
The center aims to improve the health of newborns, mothers, and families in Abu Dhabi by enhancing community health and providing a comprehensive and sustainable healthcare system through this program. The center also seeks to develop supportive programs and policies and embrace evidence-based preventive approaches by increasing community awareness of the importance of adopting healthy habits for a healthy pregnancy and the significance of regular check-ups during pregnancy for expectant mothers and routine check-ups for children.
Dr. Omniyat Al Hajeri, Executive Director of the Community Health Sector, remarked, “The health and quality of life of the mother and child are two aspects that cannot be compromised. Both are positively influenced by early healthcare interventions. Interventions in the prenatal and early childhood stages play a crucial role in outcomes throughout life. Increasing evidence indicates that healthcare and nutritional interventions in early life have a significant impact on women’s health in all stages of life.”
The “Maternal and Child Health” program involves multiple preventive measures and regular screenings focused on the well-being of mothers and children, working together with maternity and children’s hospitals in Abu Dhabi. The program also seeks to promote awareness about the significance of preventive screenings and the importance of attending regular check-ups during pregnancy to safeguard the health of both the mother and child and detect any potential health concerns early, ensuring timely interventions when needed.