Abia State Authorities, Friday stated that nearly 200,000 pregnant girls and youngsters throughout Abia communities are to profit from built-in well being companies below one other spherical of Maternal, New child and Baby Well being week.
The spouse of the state governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu said this in Umuahia whereas flagging off the Maternal New child and Baby Well being Week, including that it “is an everyday characteristic in our efforts to drive down the variety of mortalities and sicknesses amongst moms and youngsters.
She stated the event was designed to ship a weeklong built-in bundle of extremely cost-effective, but result-oriented, preventive and healing companies” and “will characteristic built-in well being companies for communities”.
“We’re pursuing efforts to scale back excessive charges of preventable deaths by scaling up some fundamental steps reminiscent of household planning, preventive therapy of malaria in pregnant girls and prevention of mom to youngster transmission of HIV/AIDS.
“Others embrace immunization, Vitamin A supplementation, de-worming of youngsters, 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 Govt Secretary, Abia State Main Healthcare Improvement 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 kids in Abia have been “unprotected,” well being clever.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the Umuahia South LGA first Girl, Esther Uchechi Humphrey assured that the council would take the sensitization to communities.