Lagos -? Expectant and new mothers in
Kebbi State have benefited from the Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
Week that has been recently launched in the region.
Founder and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa
(WBFA), Toyin Saraki, and First Lady, Aisha Buhari, have flagged off the
The scheme seeks to empower expectant and newly delivered
mothers with health-seeking incentives.
Saraki donated goody bags, containing items such as
antiseptic solutions, soaps, navel clamps, personal care products and other
essential items useful for the safe delivery and care of mothers and their
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The foundation also donated breast-feeding manuals, for
the nutritional education and information of expectant and newly delivered
The First Lady meanwhile called for more efforts to be
made in the fight against preventable diseases affecting women and children.
While in Kebbi, she also commissioned the Maternal and
Child Health Centre, Birnin Yari, Jega.
It serves as a model for all primary healthcare centres
(PHCs) in the state; and the Jega General Hospital.
Kebbi Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, hailed the
inaugural Maternal and Child Health Week.
- CAJ News