NGO Intensifies Efforts To Curb Maternal Health

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By Aliyu Yusuf, Zaria

A non-government organization, Family Health Advocates in Nigeria (FHANI) has on Friday intensified efforts to curb maternal health challenges in Kaduna State.

An official of the NGO, Hajiya Raliya Gamagira has stated during a one-day maternal health promotion town hall meeting held at Kudan Local Government Secretariat, Kaduna State.

She said the programme was a collaboration between the FHANI NURHI and Kaduna State geared towards sensitize mothers on the importance of child spacing and family planning as a whole.

According to her, husbands have an important role to play by ensuring that mothers are frequently attending to maternal issues to reduce the danger caused at birth.

She tasks mothers on breastfeeding and child spacing to stimulate growth of their babies as their NGO has procured adequate drugs and facilities on maternal health.

Earlier in his remarks, the Administrator of Kudan Local Government in Kaduna State Alhaji Shehu Muhammad has disclosed that about 22 midwives employed by the Kaduna State Government and posted to take charge of maternal and health issues in Kudan Local Government.

He said, a committee was inaugurated, saddled with the responsibility of assisting less privilege on health challenges.

According to him, the present administration of Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has attached top priority to health about 10 primary health care centres constructed and equipped with facilities to take care of health challenges in the local government.