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Maternal Week flagged off in Kebbi

08 February 2016, 18:32Okoro Chinedu

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 project.

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 newborn babies.

Also Read: Alliance promotes improved maternity in Nigeria

The foundation also donated breast-feeding manuals, for the nutritional education and information of expectant and newly delivered mothers.

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


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