Abuja - More than 2 million expectant mothers
are set to benefit from a new mother-and-child health initiative that will be
launched later this week.
The United States and Nigerian governments, along with US
digital industrial company, General Electric, will launch the scheme that is
envisaged to expand access to digital antenatal screenings.
The Healthymagination Mother and Child Initiative, as the
initiative would be known, is expected to reduce preventable mother and infant
CAJ News Africa can confirm it will be launched in
Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday.
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US Ambassador James Entwistle, Dr Osagie Ehanire,
Minister of State for Health, D. Ado Mohammed, Executive Director of the
National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and the General Electric
Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Immelt will officiate.
The launch comes amid Nigeria’s high infant mortality
rate (IMR) of 74.
IMR is the number of deaths of infants under one year old
per 1 000 live births.
- CAJ News