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1,500 women gave birth in Borno State IDP camps

08 February 2016, 07:00

Abuja - Approximately 1,500 women have been reported to have given birth in 28 camps for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) across Borno State in 2015, Punch has reported.

According to the Primary Health Care Management Board, the deliveries in question were recorded between January 2015 and January 2016, with approximately 14,600 women receiving ante-natal care, psycho-social services and child nutrition support.

The Board has reportedly established 20 Integrated Primary Health Care Centres in all camps in order to see to the needs of the IDPs.

Also read: 190 000 IDPs get free medical services in 28 camps - Health Board scribe

In addition, Dr. Sule Mene, Executive Secretary of the Board, revealed that drivers had been trained in collaboration with the FRSC in order to provide prompt response to expectant mothers in need.

According to Mene, over 190,000 IDPs had benefited from free medical services thus far, with the Board looking to enhance these in the future.

Read more at Punch

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