New pregnancy grant
The PMHP endorses the suggestion of providing the child support grant to pregnant women.
This is in keeping with the evidence that child outcomes are strongly determined by antenatal socio-economic and health conditions. Furthermore, it appears that mothers’ lives may be saved by this much-needed financial support.
“Extending the child support grant to pregnant mothers could help reduce South Africa’s “astonishingly high” maternal mortality rate.”
This is according to research by Wits University health economist Professor Alex van den Heever, commissioned by the Department of Social Development.
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