The Abia state authorities introduced Friday that just about 200,000 pregnant girls and youngsters in all Abia communities will profit from built-in well being companies as a part of one other spherical of the Maternal, New child and Youngster Well being Week.
The governor’s spouse, Nkechi Ikpeazu, acknowledged this in Umuahia when she introduced New child and Youngster Well being Week, including that it “is a daily function of our efforts to extend the variety of maternal and baby deaths and diseases cut back.
She mentioned the occasion was designed to supply a week-long built-in package deal of extremely environment friendly however results-oriented preventive and healing companies. “And” Built-in Neighborhood Well being Companies “.
“We’re working to scale back the excessive fee of preventable loss of life by reinforcing some fundamental steps reminiscent of household planning, preventive therapy of malaria in pregnant girls, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV / AIDS.
“Others embody immunization, vitamin A supplementation, deworming youngsters, utilizing oral rehydration salt with zinc for diarrhea, and utilizing insecticide-treated mosquito nets to stop malaria.”
She inspired moms to make use of these well being packages to verify they’re defending themselves and their infants, and to offer full prenatal and postnatal care throughout being pregnant and after supply.
Originally of their speeches, the Umuahia South LGA Chairman, Hon. Humphrey Chukwudi Benson, representatives of WHO and different companion businesses, Peter Ezeukwu, the State Well being Commissioner, Dr. Joe Osuji and the Government Secretary of the Abia State Growth Company for Major Well being Care, Dr. Chinagozi Adindu, urged pregnant moms to take the chance to be immunized.
The WHO and the donor companions assured the state authorities of their willingness to assist and introduced that final 12 months alone, 8134 youngsters in Abia had been “unprotected” by way of well being.
Esther Uchechi Humphrey, First Girl of the Umuahia South LGA, requested questions from journalists and guaranteed that the council would tackle the duty of elevating consciousness for the communities.