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General News of Saturday, 11 July 2009

Source: GNA

Obama lauds La Hospital

or providing infant, maternal heath care
Accra, July 11, GNA - US President Barack Obama has lauded the La Hospital for its maternal health programme. In brief remarks during his visit to the Hospital as part of his two-day visit to Ghana, the US president said: "Part of the reason this is so important is throughout Africa the rates of both infant mortality but also maternal mortality is still far too high -- I mean, by a factor of -- a multiple of tens compared to many other parts of the world. He said the kinds of programmes that provided sound prenatal and maternal care were extraordinarily important, adding this was a model of the kind of clinics where people were able to get these important services. President Obama is visiting Cape Coast Castle as part of his official engagements in Ghana.