Bauchi to reform health sector, says governor's wife

Bauchi to reform health sector, says governor’s wife

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Bauchi- Wife of Bauchi state governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, on Wednesday said the state government was committed to reforming the health sector in the state.
Abubakar said this at the 2015 Maternal, Neo-natal and Child Health Week (MNCHEW) held in Bauchi.
She said that the flag of has clearly shown the willingness and commitment of the government towards giving priority to the sector.
She said that MNCHEW, which was aimed at reducing childhood mortality and improving maternal health, would provide various packages for women and children across the state.
“The week is a strategy to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, the programme is going on in all the 20 local government areas of the state,’’ she said.
Also speaking, the Acting Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Yahaya Yarima, said that the state achieved 84 per cent coverage of Vitamin A which was a yard stick by the National Primary Health Care for assessing coverage in state.
He said that the packages for this year’s MNCHEW include birth registration, de-worming exercise and management of minor ailments.
Others were nutritious screening of children under five of age, family planning, HIV/AIDS counselling and testing, among others.
In her Goodwill massage, the Deputy Chief of Party, Targeted State High Impact Project (TSHIP) Bauchi Office, Dr Halima Muqaddas, called on the state government to increase funding and more commitment towards delivering healthcare services.
She expressed the willingness of the development partners in moving health sector in the state to a higher level.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2015 MNCHEW was targeted towards capturing 1.2 million children and 315,915 pregnant women across the 323 wards in the state.
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″] NAN also reports that mosquito nets, Vitamin A, oral dehydration therapy and milk for pregnant women were distributed at the flag off ceremony. (NAN)

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