Abia State Authorities, Friday stated that just about 200,000 pregnant ladies and youngsters throughout Abia communities are to learn from built-in well being providers underneath one other spherical of Maternal, New child and Youngster Well being week.
The spouse of the state governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu acknowledged this in Umuahia whereas flagging off the Maternal New child and Youngster Well being Week, including that it “is a daily characteristic in our efforts to drive down the variety of mortalities and diseases amongst moms and youngsters.
She stated the event was designed to ship a weeklong built-in package deal of extremely cost-effective, but result-oriented, preventive and healing providers” and “will characteristic built-in well being providers for communities”.
“We’re pursuing efforts to scale back excessive charges of preventable deaths by scaling up some fundamental steps corresponding to household planning, preventive remedy of malaria in pregnant ladies and prevention of mom to little one transmission of HIV/AIDS.
“Others embody immunization, Vitamin A supplementation, de-worming of kids, use of oral rehydration salt with zinc for diarrhea and use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to forestall malaria”.
She inspired moms to reap the benefits of these well being packages to make sure that they defend themselves and their infants and to undertake full ante-natal and post-natal care throughout being pregnant and after supply.
Earlier of their speeches, the Chairman, Umuahia South LGA, Hon. Humphrey Chukwudi Benson, consultant of WHO and different associate businesses, Peter Ezeukwu, the State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Joe Osuji and the Government Secretary, Abia State Major Healthcare Growth Company, Dr. Chinagozi Adindu urged pregnant moms to avail themselves of the chance to be immunized.
WHO and donor companions assured the state authorities of their readiness to help, disclosing that final yr alone, 8134 youngsters in Abia had been “unprotected,” well being sensible.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the Umuahia South LGA first Woman, Esther Uchechi Humphrey assured that the council would take the sensitization to communities.